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Fahrvergnügen - the German word for "driving pleasure" Fahrvergnügen - the German word for "driving pleasure"
"This small lady bug was crawling up a stalk of grass when I noticed it in my backyard. I liked how the bright red bug popped out against the green grass. I used a macro lens to get right up close." This photo was taken by the just-graduated artist / musician / filmmaker, Caleb Austin. The polished, bright red lady bug seems to be driving on the grass, enjoying the pleasure of the moment. Or maybe she's looking for breakfast. Whatever she's doing (or he?), we can feel the warmth of the summer day.
Which came first - the Chicken or the Goat? Which came first - the Chicken or the Goat?
"My chickens and goats seldom interact with each other, but for a moment these two had a quick staring contest. The chicken relented first and went on its way," comments eighteen year old student photographer/filmmaker, Caleb Austin, of Bruington Virginia. We love the suggestion of spring warmth in this bucolic scene.
Kingdom of Blossoms Kingdom of Blossoms
"I had to stop to take a few shots driving past this dramatic scene of The Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC. The sky was so gothic, the magnolia trees so full, and romantic. Plus, enough sun was filtering through to highlight the flowers," said photojournalist Maureen Spagnolo. (We think the effect is almost like a Sleeping Beauty Castle.)
Early Melt Early Melt
"Why I like the Early Melt photo is that the young man, walking out of the frame, seems to represent spring (youth) leaving ol' man winter. The photo was taken at the end of February at Muddy Creek, Swallow Falls Park, Oakland, Md. A warm spell caused an early melt of the frozen falls, though ice covered the trails making walking impossible," says photojournalist, Maureen Spagnolo, March, 2011
It's Spring and Love Is In the Air It's Spring and Love is in the Air
Grace Brown with the Easter Island statue near Wellington Airport - given to New Zealand by Chile. (Ironic note: it is actually becoming autumn now in the Southern Hemisphere but we claim poetic license!)
Moose Prays for the Sabbath Moose Prays for the Sabbath
Mrs. Betty Pell, aka Moose, lighting the sabbath candles and praying for everyone's good blessings.
Photo credit: Copyright Martin Yaffee 2009
taken on 9/11/09

From the Back Porch column "Reunion with Moose"
Searchlight Sunset Searchlight Sunset
"We were at Ocean city, and I witnessed this interesting sight: a beam of light shooting straight up from the sun like a search-light. It was beautiful, and startling. I was told it had something to do with the snow in the atmosphere."
(Photo journalist, Maureen Spagnolo, caught this fantastic sunset in Ocean City, Maryland, in early January, 2011.)
Thy Woods All But Cry With Colour Thy Woods All But Cry With Colour
A wonderful shot vibrant with autumn colors, taken by photo-journalist, Maureen Spagnolo, in Great Falls, Virginia.
Austrian Summer Austrian Summer
Once again
Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,
That on a wild secluded scene impress
Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect
the landscape with the quiet of the sky

(Words of William Wordsworth capture the feeling of this beautiful shot taken by photographer Jean-Pierre Laurent during his vacation in Austria this summer)
"I Want to Go to There" "I Want to Go to There"
This is a gorgeous shot of the Maine coast in August, taken by Maureen Spagnolo, a photojournalist living in Washington, DC.
"I want to go to there" is a line spoken by Tina Fey from one of our favorite shows, the NBC comedy, "30 Rock".
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