21 Apr

Pictures from our Madison visit in February – no idea why they didn’t get posted earlier! I figure that since we’re heading out there soon, no time like the present to share them.

Vineyard caves at Wollersheim

Orchids at the Botanical Gardens




DC Part Three.

20 Apr

By the last day in DC I was so sore from hiking around the Mall I nearly considered just sleeping in and calling it good!  But I dragged my butt up and made it out for some sunshine and to get Boyfriend a dose of the monuments.

Natural History Museum

Sandstone "sculpture"

Hope Diamond

            Currently in it’s fancy new setting.

Spring Display

Capitol in Spring Colors

More D.C.

15 Apr

The Security was annoyed with my photographer when he asked them to move...fancy that!

WW2 Memorial

Mr. President

Something very intense about the Korean Memorial

Korean Memorial

Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian)

The Peakcock Room, Freer Gallery

This was such a beautiful room… check it out!

Iwo Jima

Visiting D.C.

13 Apr

In D.C. over the weekend just in time for the Cherry Blossom Parade and very spring like weather. Some of the highlights (part 1) :


Reds and Purples




The Big House


Up close!


White House Garden


Morning rituals

8 Mar


Hi, I’m Mia and I like long lazy mornings in the sun. I like them even more when I can lay on multiple pillows and blankets for maximum comfort.


Bright Red

3 Mar

I was nearly late for work on Friday. Not because of the crazy barely plowed streets (thank you car for making it through that crazy drift!).  But because I glanced out the window and saw this little jem.


Yes I know I am pretty.


Just hanging outside my window like he owns the place. But this was a real treat because I rarely see anything but House Sparrows and the occasional Chickadee. Poor camera though, having to photograph through my dirty upstairs window!

Mr. Cardinal

Mini-break at Kinderhook

26 Feb

Just as the spring like weather had teased us with ideas of green grass and short sleeves, cold and bitter winds hustled in to remind us what February was all about. Obviously it was a perfect time to go visit the farm and romp around outside!  Admittedly, we wussed out as nothing we packed was enough to withstand the biting wind.  Not my best showing, but we hung out long enough to say Hi! the to the animals, and (human) friends!


A. among the chicks

Keeping an eye on things


Red headed ladies


The Silver Spangled Rooster showing off his fabulous comb & wattle