Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr.
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Thank you for visiting my "gallery." Although I label my photographs with political boundaries for location identification purposes, I feel we are all on this same Earth together: I hope someday there will be no borders anywhere, and a universal peace. In factual matters I try to be accurate, and if you find an error of any kind, please let me know right away so I can correct it. You may write me at <> if you wish.

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Douglas, you are making Auto Portraits again?

Indudablemente un árbol sin igual! 12/7--AnaM

Thank you very much, Ho Thi Duc Tu! I am glad you like it! Crepe myrtles run riot in Virginia--almost everyone seems to have one tree in his yard. For years the state of Virginia was planting them along the highways--and Virginians were going out at night, digging them up again, and planting them in their own yards. But as the Governor at the time said, "Who cares? They are making all of Virginia beautiful!"

It is not a building that is easy to depict in a photograph--or a group of photographs. But it must be able to accommodate a fairly large congregation. I have not been inside.

The whole place looks too good to be true--but I suspect this is what everyone would like to end up with after a massive restoration project.

Thanks, r.w.! I wish you could have been there--it was another phenomenal estate virtually invisible--and unimaginable--from the road.

Beautiful light in this capture! Like and greetings, Petr

Patience is the key here, r.w., so it is no good asking such questions even twice in a row. I believe it is a point of etiquette NOT to inquire whether anyone has caught anything--if anyone ever does, he or she is expected to jump up and down and whoop impressively in order to attract an admiring audience. While I was there the silence was deafening, and you see the pose of my one consenting subject might suggest that he has little fear of his rod and reel being dragged into the deep before he could snatch it up. But as Fats Waller once observed, "One never knows, do one?" The Ospreys never seem to have any trouble finding a meal, anyway.

I should have waited until the attack began--less than a mile to the north on the York River is Cheatham Annex, where all U.S. Navy vessels are armed prior to going out to sea so that in the event of a "mishap," only meek Yorktown will be effaced from the map, rather than for example Norfolk or Newport News, which sport shipyards and bases, etc. This lovely jammer might well be primed with nuclear weapons to clear away the outdated and non-operating coal-fired power station, but unfortunately I had to leave early. As a matter of some interest, the "Alliance" is not yet a U.S. Navy vessel, and therefore it should not have been issued such weapons anyway.

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