This is the Lionel 2065 Santa Fe-Style Hudson Steam Engine. Manufactured from 1953–1956 and purchased for Christmas 1954. Still running strong after 60 years!
This is the oculus in the Cathedral of St. Peter in downtown Wilmington. This is really a beautiful church, and it’s a shame that more people don’t get a chance to see it.
I’m getting really bad about sharing the pictures I take. This was taken at Ashley’s baby shower a few weeks ago. I understand the blue, since we know the baby will be a boy, but I’m a little confused by the leather boots. I wasn’t actually invited to the shower, but I was able to take a few pictures before and after and had an able assistant planted with a camera to take all the pictures in between (thanks Linn!). If you were at the shower, the rest of the pictures can be found here.
This has got to be one of the worst winters in my memory. Not for the snowfall, which has been minimal, but for the number of gray, dreary, dank and teary days. Normally by this time of year, I’m taking pictures of cherry blossoms and spring ephemerals. This year I’ve resorted to forcing bulbs and photographing them.
One great thing about a visit to the Longwood Conservatory is the multitude of things to photograph. I take my share of flower pics, but particularly enjoy the detail and juxtaposition of the exotics in the greenhouse. I was with a group, and didn’t have time to find the name of the tree with the prehistoric looking thorns on its trunk.