**Photos taken at Meadow Farm, the Virginia Aquarium, and my neighborhood. The last photo is NOT in fact an alien, but a dogwood bud encased in Polar Vortex ice (or what I imagine my fingers, toes, and nose to look like lately). Anything you’re taking a closer look at lately? What are your thoughts on selfies?  Happy Monday!

  Is it spring yet? Okay, maybe not. But after historically cold temperatures for the last two weeks here in central Virginia (and six and 1/3 snow days that shut down the city cancelled school), I got a tad excited when I saw the ice melting on the ponds at Byrd Park.       Pond gulls (probably not their scientific name)     …the stuff I brought home on my shoes.      Or, if there are TONS of… Read more »