I was in Washington DC this past August for the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) national conference. I was able to get away from the workshops and festivities to take a few shots; unfortunately nobody told me that you can't use a tripod while inside the mall. That reality became very apparent to me when a cop rode up on his bike and told me that it was illegal and that he could have confiscated all of my precious equipment. So here are a few of the legal shots I took during the daytime. The evening shots didn't turn out as well so I'll have to find another option the next time I visit.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
While not necessarily inspired by the season, it's always good to find "center" by reflecting on the many blessings we have around us each day. I have wireless internet access throughout my house but it has been acting up for the past few days so I am sitting in front of my router with my ethernet cable in order to publish this entry. Having anything other than stable internet connectivity each day never crosses my mind because its been so reliable. Now that I actually have to get off my butt and move to a different location to access the internet has made me realize how lazy I've become; God forbid I lose the remote to the TV. Being challenged with this internet issue makes this blog even that much more appropriate.
This little guy and his friends were outside of my garage almost every day this summer. Without anymore then a passing glance from me, they went about their task of adding to the beauty of the neighborhood. I on the other hand was too busy running to work, kids to sports and traveling to other places to notice their handy work. It wasn't until they were literally in my way one day that I had no choice but to pay attention. I then ran and got my camera to capture their beauty but waited until today for a reason to share them with the world and acknowledge my shortcomings. There are a lot of beautiful things in this world that are blessing us each day. Learn from my example and don't wait till they interupt your routine before you acknowledge their presence.