Wednesday, April 8, 2009


C.J. paints one of Washington's iconic memorials framed by cherry blossoms.
(Click image to enlarge.)

Continuing the 100 Strangers challenge, went to see the cherry blossoms this weekend and came across this young lady who was painting the blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial. C.J. is a student at Georgetown Day School and, according to her mother, she'd been there most of the morning painting.

Beautiful weather + Cherry blossoms = Art

In other news, one week from today, I'll be leaving Washington, D.C., and moving to Washington State. I'll be living on Whidbey Island and will continue my photography and blogging from there. Starting on May 1, check out Whidbey Island Confidential. Between April 15 and May 1, I'll be blogging from the road, so be sure to visit D.C. Confidential for the second installment of U.S.A. Confidential. I'll continue to blog here as I pull pictures from my archives and as I make visits to D.C. throughout the year.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid, 04/09


Dusty Lens said...

April in D.C. in time for the blossoms, nothing is more beautiful than the cherry blossom bloom!

I didn't know you were relocating. Permanent? Good luck on your move!

Ron Bloomquist said...

Washington to Washington!!

Island living will be quite a change. By the way, the island transit system is free!!

I look forward to your take on Whidbey Island.

Safe travels!

marley said...

Blossom and a 100 Strangers, bonus! I wish I could paint but one day how knows, I never thought I'd be a photographer (of sorts!)

Glad that D.C Confidential will continue, its one of my favourites - I love seeing the US Capitol through your lens. Hope all goes well with your move and I look forward to seeing what you've got to show us!

Virginia said...

Great "stranger" portraits today. Bravo. Can't wait for Birmingham Confidential. I can just imagine what you'll find here! HA

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Rob: I agree completely! And yes, I'm relocating. I'll be living on Whidbey Island for at least one year. Then after that, who knows? Time will tell...

Ron: I didn't know the island transit system is free. That's good information. Thank you! Yes, I'm expecting that island life will be quite a bit different than main land living. I'm a little worried about that because I'm not an isolationist. But, my sister says I have the ability to make friends with a cactus, so I'm sure I'll create a good social set up for myself in no time. We'll see...

Marley: I'm glad you've enjoyed this blog. I've really had fun with it and want it to continue because Washington is such a beautiful city. I'm also looking forward to discovering Whidbey Island and seeing what comes out of my camera there. Glad you'll be along for the journey!

Virginia: Thank you! I can't wait to see what I photograph in Birmingham, too. I have a feeling there will be quite a lot to see and capture. You've done the leg work, now we'll just follow your lead!

Denise said...

Wow, that's quite a move but I love that part of the USA, having been there several years ago now. Have a safe and very enjoyable journey. I look forward to your photos from Whidbey Island. I have truly enjoyed your DC photographs. They are works of art!

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Denise: I'm looking forward to the trip and the new locale! Thanks for reading here.