Category Archives: D.C.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This year’s Folklife Festival featured the Basque culture, including demonstrations of dancing, singing, sports, and boat-building. The dancing included traditional dancing, contemporary dance, and the characters used in the dancing: Some of the dancers were from a young California dance troupe, here waiting to go on stage: The rural sports demonstrated included an anvil lift.  … Continue reading Smithsonian Folklife Festival

DAPA, opinion day

These photos were taken at the Supreme Court just before the decision was announced, a divided Court that left the injunction intact. I didn’t take any photos after the decision was announced because I didn’t want to intrude on the pain of the demonstrators.

Strawberry Moon

Last night’s Strawberry Moon was a rare sight, occurring on the same day as the summer solstice. The last time that happened was 1967, and it won’t happen again until 2062. It was magical to watch it rise from the grounds of the Washington Monument.