Category: Hobbies

Symphony in the 21st Century (at the beach)

Living at the beach, access to symphony music is limited usually to Alexa, Pandora, and CDs.  Fortunately, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra has a schedule of Fall Concerts that are available in several settings in the Delmarva area.  Planning to attend requires careful strategic activities around calendar, family, and location.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and…

Mating Season for Limulus Polyphemus: The Horseshoe Crab

Unique among hard-shelled creatures is the horseshoe crab, though not really a crab.  Actually an evolutionary oddity, this crab has not changed its utterly unfashionable appearance for more than 350 million years, and is actually an arthropod, related more to a spider than a crab. Every year in late spring the horseshoe crab crawls onto…

Malibu Sunrise

Following the beauty of countless sunsets has been a lifetime commitment.  Checking the timeliness of the sunset with the newly available apps has contributed to the ease of knowing when and where to be ready for the moment and be accessible for memorializing this perpetual elegance.  But, I digress … Look at this impromptu moment…

Life with a Dog

“The dog is the perfect portrait subject.  He doesn’t pose.  He isn’t aware of the camera.” Patrick Demarchelier The adorable pulchritude of a furry golden retriever regally relaxed in the chair, knowingly staring into the lens with an air of passionate sincerity, ears forward, gazing innocently with coal-black pools of endearment. In the fullness of…

The Club Med Experience, Relaxing in San Salvador, Bahamas

Club Med…The name conjures up beads exchanged for drinking, wild beach parties and fun for the young. Skimpy bikinis and sexy outfits. Club Méditerranée, commonly known as Club Med, is a French collection of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world. Club Med was started in 1950. Vacations come with expectations and often…

Air and Space Museum, Space Hangar in Chantilly, VA

A great visit for both adults and children! During the holidays I took my grandson to the James S.Donnell Air and Space Museum: The Details 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, VA  20151 Phone:  703-572-4118 Website: airandspace.si.edu Admission is free but parking is $15 Hours Daily 10:00 – 5:30 (Closed December 25) Wheelchairs and…