pWdumaNjA-6CEEBhRoD5euxNETs When All This Actual Life Played Out: April 2012

28 April 2012

Pollination technician



Bee and flower
Orange County, California
28 April 2012

They were all so busy this morning.

Tech stuff: Taken with my Nikon D40, telephoto lens at close range.

24 April 2012

I stoke the fire


Georgetown University
Washington, DC
31 March 2012

It didn't happen very often, and it usually started very quietly. One of us, my brother and I, would elbow the other during Mass. Invariably, it was during the (interminable) sermon. Staring stolidly forward, we would trade jabs until a) my mother noticed and reached around a baby to smack someone's leg or b) one of us started laughing and my mother noticed and reached around a baby to smack someone's leg.

At some point, when we'd reached adulthood and definitely knew better, we were at Mass together, and I elbowed my brother as hard as I could. We burst into giggles and my mother shot us a look of black death.

So worth it.

Tech stuff: Taken with my Nikon D40. It was the two little boys. I wanted the photo of John Carroll with the balloons and they were in the foreground, dressed in their Sunday best, messing around. Eventually, the parents got steamed and dragged them off, but their antics provoked a flood of feeling. Boredom! Itchy clothing! The District tends to spur my own childhood memories in ways I can't explain. Possibly because my brain is already there.

03 April 2012

What a difference a season makes


Healy Hall
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
31 March 2012

Last summer, of course, as I wrote here, we managed to visit when it was insanely hot. This time, it was pretty typical DC spring weather.

Tech stuff: Taken with my Nikon D40.