Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Singin' the Greens... And Blues...

Porch chairs in the old style

Hm. I wonder if the lime imparts a buttery quality?*

Yesterday evening, I went back to the same neighborhood I was walking in on Sunday before I got soaked in a deluge. Sunday's walk covered part of 13th Street between Colorado Avenue and Emerson Street over to 16th Street. Yesterday, I walked 13th Street between Arkansas Avenue and Kennedy Street over to Georgia Avenue. I'm determining I live in a pretty non-descript area with very little of interest to photograph. At least, to me anyway, because I see these surroundings all day. As a result, I think tomorrow I'm going to drive over to Georgetown and walk over there. And, I've got to get out and about again and taking pictures of stuff like museums and people and the like.

Green pods in the late afternoon sun

In the meantime, though, here are the results of yesterday's constitutional, as my cousins across the pond would say. When I got home and download my photos, I noticed a running theme in colors. I grouped these four together because they all had some kind of green something in them. Two them also threw in some blue and I just thought they all looked kinda cool together.

Sleeping cat on green porch

To see some more of the photos I took on yesterday's walk, visit Standing Room Only.

* Inside family joke. I'm a culinary snob and I once commented on the buttery qualities of lime to my family. Now they tease me about it. All.the.time.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08


Virginia said...

Today's photos are brought to you by the color GREEN! cool. Never thought about doing a color grouping. Your SRO ones were mostly pinks! Yes, I too struggle with the quantity/quality thing.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous picture - not how I've imagined DC at all!

Thanks for leaving a comment on Glasgow DP - much appreciated!

D.C. Confidential said...

Virginia: Color themes are fun! I posted two similar entries in June. One called Study in Green and the other one Study in Blue.

Jackie: Thank you. Kind of unusual for D.C. I'm trying to photograph more of the neighborhood kind of stuff, in addition to all of the touristy, historical sights. We'll see how long I last at the former. The latter is easy!

Maya said...

Glad you explained the buttery lime thing. I was thinking, "What?"

I'm pretty sure my dad calls a constitutional something else...

I love green and, of course, love these shots. Lucky cat to be able to lounge about on a green porch!

Dusty Lens said...

A celebration of green! Wow, here I thought I was the only person who thought my city as non-descript to photograph. I live in the far north metro, 5 tier suburb. Wehn we bought our house the area was mainly potaot farms. Now it is a strip mall mecca.

Maybe that is our challenghe to find the unordinary in the ordinary. I see you have accomplished that here. I will now have to step up to the plate. Thanks for this kick.

D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: What's that quote? Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. This was mostly the latter! Still, I guess it is possible to find something of interest in the banal. I have no doubt you'll succeed at finding the hidden treasures in suburbia! (You always do. Case in point: the meters you photographed and posted a week or so ago. I'm totally five shades of envious over that picture.)