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September 23, 2015
Mostly Other Venues in VA & PA

First I begin with two action shots of primary school age boys in soccer games in Pennsylvania, USA. They happen to be two of our 10 grandchildren. And their mother, Maria, and my wife, Elsie, were captured being happy at the way the game was going.

grandson Jared prepares to kick the soccer ball

Jared Gets Ready to Kick a Soccer Ball (12-Sep-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

grandson Nathan prepares to kick the ball

Nathan Also Gets Ready to Kick a Soccer Ball (12-Sep-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

mother and grandmother watch the games

Mother and Grandmother Watch in the Rain with Affirming Smiles (12-Sep-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

On the day I brought home a new robot, I caught it looking in the rearview mirror of my truck. OK, it was just the headlights and grill of a lawn tractor I bought to replace the one lost in the fire that burned down our shed last November in Virginia.

a robot in the mirror--NOT

The New Lawn Tractor Appears to Be Looking Back at Me (15-Sep-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

Outside our apartment door is a box of small pumpkins gathered by our brother-in-law Dennis from their small garden patch. 

small pumpkins in a box

A Carton Full of Small Pumpkins (19-Sep-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

It is either interesting or terrifying what my eye and brain find for me to photograph. I'm sure there will be more in the weeks and months to come.

September 9, 2015
Looking around Harrisonburg

In this post I will begin with some landscape photos and then move to some design types. The first one I had left forgotten on my Kindle Fire for a bit more than a year. 

sun sets over Mt. Clinton Pike going toward Route 42

Sun Sets over Mount Clinton Pike Heading toward Route 42 (1-Jun-14; © Richard L. Bowman)

I am fascinated by how field corn grows--straight, tall and parallel to each other. 

a cornfield near Harrisonburg

A Cornfield near Harrisonburg (5-Jul-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

For many of us in the United States (and  other parts of the world) driving cars on roads is very much part of our lives. So I tried capturing it.  

traveling on I-81 southbound

Interstate 81 "Roll" on into the Distance(2(21-Aug-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

The Mallard Ducks at the James Madison University arboretum make a peaceful but alive landscape.

Mallard Ducks at JMU arboretum

Mallard Ducks in the JMU Arboretum Pond (2-Aug-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

Now for a few design-ish photos. The first is a close-up of a sparkler on July 4. (actually done on July 5) 

burning sparkler on July 4

Sparking Burning for July 4 Holiday (5-Jul-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

I am also intrigued by the leaves of the Cana Lilies outside of our apartment window here in Harrisonburg.  

Calla Lily leaves

Cana Lily Leaves(2(21-Aug-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

Calla Lily leaves seen through a window screen

Cana Lily Leaves as Seen through a Window Screen (21-Aug-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

I conclude my posting with a selfie---me grocery shopping. And it also serves to show another slice of life for many  of us.

selfie--grocery shopping 

a (22-Jun-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

Hope you have found these interesting. 

--©2014-15, Richard L. Bowman

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