Friday, March 31, 2006

Lady In Red -- Part I

A dancer with Roomjhoom Nrityalaya, a classical Indian dance group, performs at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26.

Lady In Red -- Part II

A dancer with Roomjhoom Nrityalaya, a classical Indian dance group, performs at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26.

Lady In Red -- Part III

A dancer with Roomjhoom Nrityalaya, a classical Indian dance group, performs at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Blossom Ballet -- Part I

Dancers with the Maryland Ballet Theatre & Arts Company perform at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26.

Blossom Ballet -- Part II

A ballerina with the Maryland Ballet Theatre & Arts Company prepares to perform at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26.

Blossom Ballet -- Part III

Dancers with the Maryland Ballet Theatre & Arts Company perform at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fly By, Dragonfly

A kite flies at the Smithsonian's 40th annual kite festival on March 25 at the National Mall. The event was held in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Red Baron Returns

A kite flies near the Washington Monument during the Smithsonian's 40th annual kite festival on March 25.

Waiting For Take-Off

A man attempts to parasail during the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival at the National Mall on March 25.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sky Salamander

A kite flies in front of the Washington Monument during the Smithsonian Kite Festival on March 25. The 40th annual event was held in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

A Giant Leap for Man Kite

A kite flies in the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival on March 25 at the National Mall. The event was held in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Flight of the Turtle

A kite flies in the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival on March 25.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Sky Pirate

A kite flies in the Smithsonian Kite Festival on March 25 at the National Mall. The 40th annual event was held in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Flying Fish (Small)

A kite flies in the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival on March 25. Held at the National Mall, the event was part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which also started that day.

Flying Fish (Large)

A kite flies in the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival on March 25 at the National Mall.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Flying the Colors

A kite flies March 25 during the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival on the National Mall. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which also started March 25.

Flying the Colors II

A kite flies March 25 in the 40th annual Smithsonian Kite Festival on the National Mall. The festival is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which also started March 25.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Lounge Life

A bartender serves a drink during happy hour at Lounge 201, a bar in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood, on March 24.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Dock Of The Bay

A dock stretches over the Chesapeake Bay in Churchton, Md., on March 22.

The Dock Of The Bay (Take 2)

The sun shines on a dock leading out to the Chesapeake Bay in Churchton, Md., on March 22.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Take The "Zzzz" Train

A man sleeps on the Red Line of the Metro -- Washington, D.C.'s subway system -- during March 20's morning rush hour.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Welcome, Spring

Spring officially arrives this afternoon. Here are the flowers of some trees (dogwood?) in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Va., on March 19.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

A man portraying St. Patrick performs in Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

St. Pat's Parade People: Dancing In The Street

A dancer performs in Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12

St. Pat's Parade People: By A Nose

Police horses march in Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

St. Pat's Parade People: Send In The Clowns

A clown marches down Constitution Avenue during Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

St. Pat's Parade People: Leprechaun Leader

A man dressed as a leprechaun participates in Washington's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

St. Pat's Parade People: Falun Gong Fan

A dancer with New York's Falun Dafa Marching Band performs a traditional Chinese dance in Washington's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

St. Pat's Parade People: G-Wiz

G-Wiz, the mascot for the Wizards NBA team, entertains the crowd at Washington's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Pipes and Drums I

Drum Major Charles Palmore leads the John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums group in Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

Pipes and Drums II

Members of Maryland's John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums group perform in Washington's St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

Pipes and Drums III

A member of Maryland's John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums group performs in Washington's St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

Pipes and Drums IV

A member of Maryland's John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums group performs in Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Free Wheelin'

A District police officer gives two boys a ride during Washington's 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12. The two-hour event went down Constitution Avenue from Seventh to 17th streets NW.

Pipes & Circumstance

A member of the District Fire Department's Emerald Society Pipes & Drums group performs in Washington's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12. The 35th annual event featured more than 115 organizations and local figures.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Saturday Night Specials

Some of the fare available at Union Pub, a bar in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Taking The Bus

A tow truck hauls a Metro bus down Pennsylvania Avenue near the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., on March 10.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Hanging By A Thread

U.S. flags at the Washington Monument wave in the breeze on Saturday, March 4.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Another Engagement

Two more friends, Khristine Bershers and Peter Brookes, announced their engagement on Friday, March 3. Here's a picture of Khristine with her engagement ring. Congratulations to both of them!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Ring of Fire

This is a photo of the left front burner of my stove in the dark on Feb. 25.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Star Tree

Lights outline a tree and a fence around the courtyard of the White Tiger, an Indian restaurant in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood, on Feb. 23.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Happy Mardi Gras!

A girl throws beads to the crowd at the Mardi Gras parade in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va.

Mardi Gras Music

A musician performs at the Mardi Gras parade in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., on Feb. 28.

Mardi Gras Greetings

Two parade watchers greet marchers in the Mardi Gras parade in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va.

Mardi Gras Groove

Dancers perform at the Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 28 in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va.

Mardi Gras Gals

Three revelers acknowledge cheers from the crowd after throwing beads to it at the seventh annual Mardi Gras parade in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va.

Mardi Gras Gal (?)

A reveler prepares to throw beads to the crowd during the annual Mardi Gas parade in the Clarendon section of Arlington, Va.

Mardi Gras Group

Mardi Gras revelers parade down Wilson Boulevard in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., on Feb. 28.

Mardi Gras March

A member of Washington's Ballou High School Marching Band performs at the Mardi Gras parade in the Clarendon section of Arlington, Va., on Feb. 28. It was the neighborhood's seventh annual Mardi Gras parade.

Mardi Gras: Party's Over

Two Mardi Gras marchers leave at the end of Clarendon's Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 28. It was the seventh annual Mardi Gras celebration for Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va.