Wings of Fancy Butterfly Exhibit – Meetup

Yesterday I joined fellow shutterbugs for a Meetup at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, MD to photograph beautiful butterflies. I also photographed caterpillars, and these caterpillars were pretty, considering they were caterpillars! Growing up I was used to seeing very fuzzy caterpillars, and these were not. I really enjoyed this event because I just love…

What I Did Last Night: ZooLights

Last night I went to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. to photograph the ZooLights.  The last time I visited a zoo at night was over twenty years ago to see ZooLights at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. I arrived at my destination earlier than anticipated only to encounter traffic.…

National Wreaths Across America Day

Yesterday was National Wreaths Across American Day (www.wreathsacrossamerica.org). In honor of our fallen heroes, a fresh wreath was placed at their marker or headstone.  I attended the ceremony that was held at the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) with a few Meetup members.  I visited the ANC many years ago as a tourist before moving here.  It brought…

Bald Eagles

Saturday morning I attended a meetup at the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam (http://www.harfordbirdclub.org/conowingo.html) in Darlington, MD, to photograph bald eagles. This location is known to have bald eagles this time of year and by the numbers! I’d been anticipating this event since hearing about it several weeks ago. I thought this could be a really cool thing…

The Nature Hike

Yesterday, I participated in a Meetup event; a hike and photo shoot at Scotts Run Nature Preserve in McLean, VA.  What’s a Meetup, one may ask? “A Meetup Group is a local community of people. A Meetup Group hosts Meetups, which are face to face meetings that happen in real life between members and Organizers” “Helps groups of people…