Tuesday, May 26, 2009

i heart faces - silhouettes

This is a photo I took of Max this past fall. It was taken at our house in the Northern Neck of Virginia, located on a creek just off the Potomac. One of Max's VERY favorite activities at the river is checking the crab pots. We haven't had a lot of crabbing success...but he's a devoted crab pot watcher!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Things to do near Colonial Beach, Virginia

http://www.stratfordhall.org/ - This is the home of the Lees of Virginia and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee

http://www.nps.gov/gewa/ - Visit Pope's Creek Plantation the birthplace of George Washington and visit his forefathers' farmland.

http://www.westmorelandberryfarm.com/ - A beautiful setting where you can pick your own food, have lunch and visit the farmer's market.

http://www.inglesidevineyards.com/ - Visit the vineyards and sample the wine.

http://foodlion.mywebgrocer.com/InteractiveMap.aspx?s=46725956&g=4ed7c394-43b9-400d-8eef-645029c04d50&uc=7B35461&state=VA&zip=22443&store=1EC52882 - Map to Colonial Beach Food Lion

http://www.northernneck.org/Visitor_Information.html - Learn more about the Northern Neck of Virginia. Our home is between Colonial Beach and Montross, Virginia in an area called "Oak Grove"; which is in Westmoreland County. The house is built on a point where a colonial-era wharf was located, called Wirt's Wharf. The Wirts were part of the family for which Wirt County, WVa was named.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

i heart faces - Hats - Adults

I'm very involved in a local children's theater and we LOVE costumes that involve hats! This photo is actually of an older teen (17) who was playing the role of a grumpy old lady. Thus, my decision to post it under adults, rather than kids. The play was Oliver Twist and the role was that of an aristocrat. My hat's off (pun intended) to the costumer who actually created this terrific chapeau for the show...and the actor who pulled it off with great humor and aplomb.

i heart faces - Hats - Kids

Here's my kid entry for this week. This beautiful child is the daughter of a teacher at my son's school...and she's my good friend as well. Sadly, they'll be moving to the other coast soon and I won't have the honor of photographing her nearly as often. The photo was taken on Earth Day at the school's annual celebration. I particularly love the sparkle in her eye and the drool on her lip. She's got her beautiful mother's eyes!