Category Archives: Art

A Walk in a Museum

Not long ago, I went for a walk in the woods. Last Saturday, I went to DC with an artist friend that we met before, Winnie. We ended up going to the National Portrait Gallery and getting blown away and humbled by all the great stuff going on there! After a few hours of walking around, we took a break in the atrium in the courtyard. Looking around, I saw these few scenes…

They played in the water after this
They played in the water after this
This fire extinguisher grabbed my eye in the grid, then I notice the shimmering light on the slate floor from the window. Wow!
This fire extinguisher grabbed my eye in the grid, then I notice the shimmering light on the slate floor from the window. Wow!

Light and Shadow at the National Portrait Gallery

A walk in the woods

Sometimes, I like to take a quiet walk in the woods. For today’s walk, I was was accompanied by my thoughts and the steady calls of cicadias (though we always called them locusts) and a few birds. There is a soft beauty of the patchy sunlight streaming through the leaves overhead… I’ve rarely been able to catch it, but I think I got pretty close today!

I've always been fascinated by the shelf like fungi on the fallen trees
I’ve always been fascinated by the shelf like fungi on the fallen trees

 

primordial ferns in dappled light
I loved the softness of the light and the primordial nature of the scene. You can see similar looking ferns in fossils that go back tens to hundreds of millions of years ago.

 

I was interested in the light that came through the leaves. I didn't even see an interesting detail til I opened this up on my computer at home
I was interested in the light that came through the leaves. I didn’t even see an interesting detail til I opened this up on my computer at home. Can you guess what it was?