Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Stop the world, I want to get on! Children halt the spin of the Kugel on Monument Avenue.

Matt and Dan divide up the world. They don't know the children already have it under control.

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The interior of Bertucci's Restaurant in Short Pump.

Sadie and Dianne relax at the end of the day.

Monday, March 30, 2009

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Spring tulips on Copperas Creek.

Dianne at the Seafire Restaurant for a fish dinner. Chef Michael knows how to prepare fish.

(Saturday evening)

Another photo of Alison at SuCasa. I can't decide which I like better: this one or the one posted Saturday.

The Banghams and the Jarrars at dinner Saturday night at SuCasa.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Orville Jenkins, center with saxophone, joins the praise team at Cambridge church. A member of the church for a number of years, his saxophone playing has been missed. He has been in South Africa for the past three years.

Emily Childress, foreground, sings during the worship service.

Pastor Jay Smith and some of the deacons of Cambridge church gather around Kandra Brummett and pray for her. She will spend a week in a Peruvian village above 14,000 feet elevation teaching drug abuse counseling in a high school.

Children of the church listen to a children's sermon by Win Davis, pastor to youth and young adults.

Some ponder, others respond to the questions Davis asks.

A plaque cut and assembled in wood veneer by an orphan at Christ's Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, was hung in the church commons this week. Cambridge church helps support the school which works with children orphaned by the recent violence in Eastern Africa. An earlier posting on Oct. 1, 2008, shows the children and school.

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Sadie rests in late afternoon light along Copperas Creek.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Ferris, rear, and Jenine, foreground, act as greeters at the Daily Grind.

Paul Steinberg, right, reviews images on a computer while his daughter Alyona, left, takes Wahokia's picture with her new Luminix camera.

Edna with her daughter's dog. Alyona Steinberg is going to draw the dog.

Carne with the new stain glass lamp he completed today. It features fine filegree in the dragonfly wings. He is also the artist who made the stain glass Daily  Grind sign.


Alison waiting to be seated for dinner at SuCasa Mexican restaurant. The popular eatery kept filling and emptying this evening as customers came and went.

Ferris, left, and Shawn Jarrar, right, clown after dinner at SuCasa.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Horses in the fog, above and below, on a Centerville farm along Rockville Road.

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Jenine sings through the songs she will sing in a concert at school.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jenine welcomes customers to the Daily Grind on a rainy afternoon.

Jenine, center, sets up a mini-library next to Ferris, foreground, who is playing a video game.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Choir practice, Cambridge church.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sadie (above) does a bone while Tobie (below) rests at the end of the day.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sadie and Tobie waiting for whatever will happen to happen.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Shannon Layton, left, and Sophie Harver play chase through Cambridge church commons.

Pastor Jay Smith, right, prays with a church member during morning services at Cambridge church.

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It a day of looking for a different perspective for Ferris Jarrar and his sister Jenine. Ferris peers through die he stacked into a pyramid ...

... while his sister Jenine looks through an orange peal.

Noah Trak's first birthday party is marked by balloons blowing in the wind.

The one-year-old — with his grandmother Mary — was born on St. Patrick's Day.

Noah's mother Rita adjusts his St. Paddy's Day bow tie while his father Mitchell distracts him.


Margaret, in her room at Spring Arbor, suffered a small stroke yesterday.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Still testing the limits on the Leica M8. Both images of Tobie are with a 50 mm lens, 1/60 second at f2.8, ISO 2500. I'm pretty pumped with what I'm getting out of this little camera.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Virginia News Photographers Association

Bob Jones, left, and Medford Taylor during the photography judging at VNPA.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I heard the world is broken. I didn't realize someone had put it in a sling. (The kugel on Monument Avenue undergoes repairs. The 2.5 ton sphere is raised and spins on a bed of water maintained by only 30 pounds per square inch of pressure.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A foggy day in Short Pump

Cool air passing over warm ground, above and below, at the tip of winter into spring brings fog along Copperas Creek. 


A theme became evident as the day passed — faces on the edge. It began with Don Martin in Kuba Kuba, a fine Cuban restaurant in Richmond's Fan District.

Wahokia driving through the Fan on Monument Avenue.
by guest blogger Jim Morris

Everybody's buddy, Liam McLean, being a little shy.

Like the sign says, not nobody gets to see the wizard, in editor Sheryl Hash's work area.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

One day a year, Roy Atwell says, he's Irish. This is the day. He sports his Leprechaun hat with a yellow feather on a jaunt through Careytown. I didn't know they made six-foot Leprechauns ... maybe just for the day.

Kristi looks the Irish lass—auburn hair, blue eyes and porcelain complexion—certainly Celtic. She is Welsh, Scots, Native American with just a wee bit o' the Gaelic.

My friend Eloise received this pin as a gift from a boy in grammar school nearly 70 years ago. She doesn't remember the boy, but has always cherished the pin.