Room with a View…and porches with views… So many stunning views!

Mohonk Mountain House, a breathtakingly beautiful Victorian “castle” resort with its own crater lake and nestled in thousands of acres of protected mountain lands, was designed from the beginning to take advantage of the amazing views. Though very Victorian in style with lots of cozy nooks and crannies, there was a light-filled window, doorway to…

Gardens of Mohonk Mountain House

      See more of my Mohonk photos —   the stunning natural landscape, picturesque windows and charming porches, and cozy Victorian interior.

Scenes from Mohonk Mountain House

For a couple of days in mid-August I was lucky enough to spend time at the Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian “castle” resort in New York.  Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains with views of the Catskills, a giant crater lake, lush formal gardens, and intricate Victorian designs, Mohonk was a spectacular retreat. Photos cannot do justice…

Basilica @ Catholic University, DC

A few interior shots of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception  (aka America’s Catholic Church) on the campus of the Catholic University of America in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. This was my favorite moment of the day — A nun and her phone preserving the beauty like any other visitor.  Chinese…

Time-Travelling on the Potomac: Accokeek Farm

Enjoyed a leisurely ferry trip from Old Town Alexandria waterfront to the colonial farm in Accokeek park. We were on the Maryland side of the Potomac River directly across from Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home. There were living history interpreters playing the roles of farmers, Mr. & Mrs. Bolton, their daughter, and their slave.  Mrs….

Reflections

Scenes from Brookside Gardens in Maryland.

Welcome to Murad Khani. Please Touch.

A new Silk Road. That is what artists and artisans are trying to build in Afghanistan. After decades of devastation in Kabul by the Soviets, Mujahideen, Taliban, and the Americans, residents of Murad Khani are reclaiming their culture, history, and arts. The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art is currently exhibiting original art and handmade…

New friends at Brookside Gardens

Spent a beautiful summer afternoon at Brookside Gardens in Maryland. The park is free for anyone to enjoy and features natural habitats for various local critters and a formal rose garden. There’s a pretty Japanese Tea House (sans tea) and a fantastic butterfly pavilion.

Starlight & Sara

My new cousins! Introducing Starlight and Sara. Starlight thinks she’s a panther.

Water Lilies in the Aquatic Gardens

Spent a fun day at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC getting up close to the water lilies. Check out my portfolio for more water lilies.