December 26, 2021

Catching up

There hasn’t been a photo related entry here since July. Sorry about that. So, lets try and catch up a bit, shall we? Back in July, Jourdan and Stefani were finally able to visit up here in Northern Virginia. We had not seen them since the pandemic descended upon us, so it was quite a treat to pick them up at the airport. Unfortunately, their flight departure was pushed back a week as one of Stefani’s co-workers was diagnosed with Covid and she was tagged as being in close contact. Luckily it was all for naught, but the delay caused their trip to overlap with a planned 40th anniversary ceremony…

July 5, 2021

4th of July in Fairfax City

In the spring we moved to a townhouse in Fairfax City, VA after selling our long time home in Reston. Scroll back a few posts and you can read all the gory details. With the summer season firmly among us, we have been having the opportunity to get familiar with Fairfax City, and it’s becoming a very comfortable place for us. We wound here by shear happenstance, but I’ll take serendipity whenever I can get it. Fairfax City has proven, to me at least, to be a small town jammed into a large metropolitan area. In doing so, it’s managed to keep it’s character and the feel is very warm….

June 20, 2021

Happy Fathers Day!

Good morning and Happy Father’s Day to all. Fatherhood has been an amazing thing. Long ago and far away, there was a quiet confidence that Fatherhood was simply not in the cards for me. Dunno why that conclusion was reached, but for many years it was so. Until, of course, it actually happened. Quite by accident, but when it was announced that Fatherhood was in my immediate future, it was met with a response of happiness and terror. The blessed event came and went, and my life as it was known, ceased to exist. And thank goodness for that. Having children in my life, now two of them, has been…

June 13, 2021


Now that we are firmly settled in our Fairfax City townhouse, the next focus is deciding where our next, and hopefully last home will be. The one thing that we are “fairly” sure of is it won’t be in Northern Virginia. Too many reasons to go into here, but unless the home of our dreams at a price we could pay appears, it’s not going to happen. So, we have been driving around Virginia, doing the “Home Tour” as we call it. Last weekend was kind of an extreme version of that premise as almost 2 tankful’s of gas were consumed in our travels across the area. Friday had us…

June 5, 2021

Fairfax City

’twas kinda short work week this week. Monday was Memorial Day, so that was a holiday and Friday was my bi-weekly day off. No traveling this week, but I was able to get 1 1/2 photo walks in this week. More about the 1/2 walk a bit later. None of the cameras has gotten a lot of usage since they showed up, thanks to the CoronaVirus, but the X-Pro2 and the XT-2 were a bit jealous of the usage that the x100f was getting, so the X-Pro2 was the camera ‘du jour this week. On Tuesday, the X-Pro2 was mounted with the 35mm f1.4 that was bought off of E-Bay…

May 30, 2021

Jed’s Old Millhouse

With life beginning to return to some sort of normalcy in this post apocalyptic COVID-19 world, last week was my first travel experience for work since the pandemic descended upon us some 14 months ago. We were traveling to the world renown Greensboro, North Carolina for a meeting with a vendor to discuss the work they had been doing for us over the previous year and change. Stepping rather trepidatiously, it was decided to drive vice fly, to progress as they say “One step at a time” into this brave new-ish world. It’s about a 4 1/2 hour drive either down I-95/I-85/I-40 or VA-29. The Virginia highway was chosen, as…