Category Archives: misc
What’s up with the weather these days? A 5.9 earthquake two days ago, Hurricane Irene headed our way this weekend with lightning and thunderstorms in between. With all of this going on, it made me want to revisit one of my favorite photos taken during a storm two years ago in Texas.
I was driving home around 8pm after making a quick trip out to buy bamboo cooking utensils for my newly acquired Le Creuset french oven (I will admit, it’s so strange that I can remember all these small details). Thunder was rumbling and then I saw lightning. I always have a point & shoot camera with me in my purse so I decided to aim it in the direction where I saw the lightning and leave the shutter open for 8 seconds.
And just like that, I got my lucky lightning shot from my dashboard. And I do say “lucky” because lightning is difficult to shoot, but even moreso in a moving car! So needless to say, I was thrilled with my capture and still am to this day.
I’m finally back on the east coast! Things have been a bit crazy unpacking with a baby, but with my mom here, we’re making slow progress.
Since moving here, I’ve been itching to sink my teeth into some Maryland blue crab and today I finally got my chance! I attended a surprise birthday party (second one in a week) at the Quarterdeck Restaurant and our table of eight ordered three dozen freshly steamed jumbo crabs. I polished four of them before calling it quits. It was delicious!
Anyone else have suggestions for restaurants that area a MUST in the NOVA area?