End of evening over the Tuleyries

I was chasing a bumblebee when I saw this view of the Tuleyries Farm, in the Blue Ridge mountains.  The farm is next door to the Virginia State Arboretum, near Winchester, Virginia.  Many moons ago, the Blandy family gifted the state of Virginia some land to be a boys school in agriculture.  Today it’s the Blandy Experimental Farm and state Arboretum.  Many moons ago, perhaps as many as the Blandy Farm land exchange, the Tuleyries Farm had the foresight to keep the house and land intact so that I could take this photo.  🙂


It’s a 1/125 a second at f/9, ISO 100.  I converted it to a black & white in Lightroom v.4 and did a little tweaking with exposure also.

A folly on the Tuleyries Farm, Winchester, Virginia. Taken in Spring, 2013.

Stage Door deli in Alexandria, Virginia

Stage Door deli in Alexandria, Virginia

The "Stage Door" deli and bar, Alexandria, VirginiaI went to Alexandria, Virginia last week for a class.  We drove all day Monday and I was pretty wiped out when we got there.  After a mini-nap, I went out to look for dinner–on President’s Day.  Most everything was closed, but I found the Stage Door bar and deli open.  I missed his name, but the guy in the window reflection is making me a meatball sub with mozzarella.  He did a great job with the sandwich too…really tasty.  He took his time making it perfect and packed it like it was a baby going out in the cold.  Definitely give this place a try the next time your in Old Towne Alexandria.

Found a review in the Washington Post’s eating guide.