Heat shield

April 20th, 2014

Apollo 11 command module “Columbia.”

Heat shield of Apollo 11 command module

When I was in DC I spent nearly six hours at the Air and Space Museum. I’ve been there several times before, and it remains my favorite of all the Smithsonian museums.

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Propellers

April 17th, 2014

airplane propellers hanging on a wall

Seen at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.

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Cherry blossoms on the National Mall

April 13th, 2014

closeup of cherry blossoms

Last week I was in Washington DC to attend a library conference. I also took a few vacation days to hang out on the mall. Luckily for me, the cherry blossoms were at their peak.

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Fuzzy magnolia buds

April 8th, 2014

fuzzy magnolia buds

Spring is finally here!

April 5th, 2014

yellow crocus

I can always count on the crocuses at Olbrich Botanical Gardens to confirm spring’s arrival.

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Hilltop prairie grass

March 31st, 2014

prairie grass on top of a hill

Early spring at Governor Nelson State Park.

The shadow of March madness

March 27th, 2014

shadow of basketball backboard on a brick wall