Tag Archives: Winter Solstice

Yesteryear’s Ye Olde Yule Log


It has been very cold outside in Washington, DC. For those of us fortunate enough to be able to curl up under layers of blankets with hot chocolate, such a course of action seems like the only reasonable thing to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Joy


Yesterday I visited the Renwick Gallery, whose current exhibition, Wonder, takes the form of room-sized installations throughout the entire museum. Each room features minimal wall text: directives that the art should not be touched but that photography is encouraged, a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Love


“Love is news,” declares one of the introductory videos shown to visitors at the Newseum. (Or at least, it did when I worked there; it’s been a few years now since I’ve been in that theater.) Although the Newseum is … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Giving


I was not quite sure what to post for giving-themed museum photos. Most museums I have seen have some sort of clear box with a slot in the top for giving to the non-profit museum itself. But alas, I don’t … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Hope


Just before Christmas 2012, I visited Mount Vernon, which was sparkling with holiday trimmings – themed Christmas trees everywhere, a camel who makes an appearance each year during the holiday season, poinsettias, free hot chocolate samples. But there was also … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Peace


For five days beginning today, my photos will be based on the five values celebrated at my Sunday Morning Activity’s Winter Festival. Here are some Peace Poles I encountered during Weekly Museum Visits (at Watts Towers; University of Maryland, College … Continue reading

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