I didn’t intend to photograph in the rain. I had spent the morning at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. I left the gardens because of a few drops of rain and headed west into the sunshine. By the time I arrived so had the clouds. I was out in the field when the rain arrived. I had an umbrella along so decided to make a few images anyway. I liked the effect of the overcast sky, rain drops and water dripping off the leaves.
On Wednesday, two (of the remaining five) survivors of the sinking of the USS Arizona arrived in Washington, DC. They were not here for a sight seeing tour but were on a mission to petition for recognition of their fellow sailor who saved their lives that Sunday morning in 1941. More of the story can be found here: http://www.azcentral.com/…/honors-forgotten…/364303001/
More images can be found on my site here: https://goo.gl/VauTkQ
A Roseate Spoonbill headed home to his nest at the St Augustine Alligator Farm. There is a rookery at the Farm which is the home for thousands of migrants during the mating season.
The circus came to town in the form of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Dozens of world-class circus performers showed off their skills in the Big Top and many other outdoor and indoor locations on the National Mall. More images can be seen on my image site here: https://goo.gl/pjSq9E
I spent several evenings at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm photographing birds. Sometimes I was so overwhelmed, I just stood watching the birds come and go. Some, the Brown Storks and some Great Egrets had already started raising their babies. Other birds were still in the nest building stage. As evening came on, many of the birds would take a rest from their daily activities and provide wonderful opportunities for photographs. I hope you agree.