Sunset in Washington DC | Family Focus Friday
I will never consider myself to be a great photographer. But are moments when I look through the camera and I am left in awe. Could I have taken that photo? Over Thanksgiving break we drove the family into Washington D.C. for the day. We saw some of the best Smithsonians with the kids, ate lunch, and then about 3 pm we started to walk the mall. And then I started to take pictures. Sunset in Washington DC left me amazed. The craziness of our busy lives, the evil in the world…everything paused for a moment as we walked and watched the sun go down. Come on a walk with us as we took in the nation’s capital and found beauty. (Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for “the money shot.”)
It was a super cold day in D.C. About 30-something degrees with a wind chill factor….my thin Florida blood was not used to this weather. It was funny to watch our kids awkwardly try to put on hats, gloves and scarves, a foreign concept. I remember how anxious I was (hangry perhaps?) because of how quickly we were going to run out of sunlight. I grumbled at how much I disliked Daylight Savings. We headed outside, feet already hurting from a long day of walking. Determined to get pictures of the family with the iconic sights of D.C., we kept going. Glad we did.
This last picture really got me. Chills, tears in the eyes…the whole sha-bang. Maybe it’s because my innocent daughter is looking at all of the names on the wall as she’s walking by. Maybe it’s the beautiful yet sullen pink sky with the some of the most iconic pieces of American history in the shot. I’m not 100% sure. But I love this so much.
Sunset in D.C. with my family will be a memory I will carry with me through the rest of my days. Staring at these photos encourages me to keep searching for the beauty and the good in the world. Thanks for taking a walk with us today.