It's nothing like the peace and quiet before sunrise along an oceanfront. One can enjoy the soft cresting waves and the soft yellow and orange colors that precede sunrise. Off-tourist season is a wonderful time to enjoy the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Serenity After The Storm
One lone fisherman surrounded by a blue lavender sunset at Sunday Park in Midlothian, Virginia
Monroe Park reopened in September 2018 after a 2 year renovation project. It is now comprised of a 8-acre green space, with new plants, tables and chairs. Monroe Park sits in the heart of VCU's campus. On this quite summer evening I decided to explore the park. The lights illuminated the gravel path that led to the flowing fountain.
Mimosa Tree Bloom
Mimosa trees are smalldeciduous tree with puffy pink flowers and a fast growth rate. It is an Asian species trees that is commonly grown in the southern part of the U.S.A. The mimosa blooms are pink, silky and delicate; and its leaves have a fern like appearance. The biggest downside of the mimosa is its invasive potential. The seedpods of the mimosa tree hangon after the foliage drops, giving a messy throughout the winter. At one point I wanted a mimosa tree in my yard, until I relized this was an invasive weed. On this summer evening I wanted to capture the beauty of this tree with its deep green fern like leaves.
Above The Horizon
Another beautiful sunrise, as the sun has risen above the horizon. It is officialy daylight with a blue sky and the the sunlight reflecting in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hill Of Heroes
American flags were installed on the "Hill of Heroes". 12,000 American flags were places on the hill at the Virginia War Memorial on June 8, 2019. The flags were a tribute to honor nearly 12,000 Virginians who made the ultimate sacrifice since WWII. The Virginia War Memorial is located in Richmond, Virginia
Glistening In The Rain
These purple flowers gladly open on this rainy afternoon at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, in Richmond, Virginia
Water lilies symbolize enlightment, because the beautiful bloom emerges from muddy waters
The Best Is Yet To Come
Sunflowers are known for being happy flowers, making them a wonderful gift to bring joy to someone's day . Sunflowers symbolize, adoration, loyalty and the sun.
Raindrops on Pink Rhododendron
On this rainy day, I had the garden all to myself, so I could concentrate on capturing details of raindrops on this pink Rhododendron, Autumn Royalty, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, in Richmond, Virginia
We Love The Rain
Blue Hawaiian elephant ears are a large perennial plants with long stems, heart-shaped green leaves with bluish-purple edges and veins. These plants love water and are grown at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia
Virginia State Capitol
On a beautiful autumn November afternoon, the Virginia State Capitol is surrounded by a blue sky and white clouds, in Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia State Capitol is located in Richmond, Virginia. It is the third capital city of the U.S. State of Virginia. It houses the oldest elected legislative body in North America, the Virginia General Assembly, first established as the House of Burgesses in 1619. The current Virginia State Capitol grounds are located at 10th and Bank Street
The red-edge cordyline has beautiful deep pink foliage as the afternoon sun creates a glow in the conservatory of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Rappahannock River Blues
A surreal blue hour is reflected in the waters of the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County, Virginia
Path Through The Plantation
There is something serene about a tree lined dirt road. It's scenic and inviting to just walk in a quiet place. One can find this scenic tree lined dirt road 30 minutes west of Richmond in Charles City, Virginia on Westover Plantation.
Dusk sets as a schooner Serenity" is docked along the York River at Yorktown Beach in Yorktown, Virginia
This morning blue hour ends with soft blue clouds and a hint of color around the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia.
Blue hour reflections and a colorful sunrise surround Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia. Ocean View Beach Park is one of the three beaches that the City of Norfolk maintains along the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk, Virginia. The Ocean View Fishing Pier overlooks the scenic Chesapeake Bay, and offers complete facilities and fishing equipment for everyone who loves to fish
Fallen Ginkgo Leaves
The ginkgo's distinctive fan shaped leaves are at times referred to as a symbol of longevity, because the ginkgo tree can survive for a thousand years. The yellow ginkgo leaves are one of my favorite leaves. We have many ginkgo trees in Richmond, Virginia, allowing me to collect several leaves to make an artful presentation of the yellow ginkgo leaves with a black background.
Blowing In The Wind
Maiden ornamental grass is a favorite landscape border. On this fall day I was searchin for the last of autumn colors and the rows of ornamental grass caught my eye at the Arboretum in Richmond, Virgina. On this fall afternoon the sun illuminated the blades of grass with a silvery effect.
Standing Out From The Crowd
Maiden ornamental grass is a favorite landscape border. I captured this image when the late evening sun illuminated the grass at the Arboretum in N. Chesterfield, Virginia
This white water lily still reflects beauty between a few lily pads at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia
Cherry blossoms in Central Park in New York City
Raindrops on green plant blades, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia
Julia is from the butterfly family of Nymphalidae; and is at the Butterflies Live exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, in Richmond, Virginia
Pinkety Pink Blue Hour
A colorful blue hour reflected in the waters of the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County, Virginia
Fall Reflections at the Quarry
Fall has arrived at the Rock Quarry on Belle Isle. The water is high leading to reflections of fall in the quarry, in Richmond, Virginia
Dusk sets in as the Serenity schooner docks along the York River in Yorktown, Virginia