Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland...

The communities of Lake Anne were blanketed in snow after the first winter storm of the season made it's way through the area. 
Even though the sky is a bit overcast, a stroll through the paths that surround Lake Anne is still breathtaking!

 No, that is not a frozen member of the community! It is a bronze statue of Robert Simon,
 founder of Lake Anne, sitting on a bench next to a snow covered Christmas tree in the plaza.

 The lakeside town homes along Chimney House Road.

Van Gogh bridge.

The homes and paths throughout Waterview Cluster are beautifully blanketed in snow.

A snowy, icy winter wonderland.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa Arrives at Lake Anne

Santa made his way along Lake Anne via pontoon boat Saturday afternoon for the 33rd annual Jingle on Lake Anne held at the plaza.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Colorful Sunset In November

A beautifully hued palette of color paints the sky as the sun sets beyond Lake Anne.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Jazz and Blues Festival

The 7th annual Jazz and Blues Festival livened up the plaza at Lake Anne Saturday with live music and an arts market.

Blues performer Sam Gunderson.

Luke, 10, and his sister Ella, 8, of Takoma Park, Maryland add droplets of paint onto water as Tom Tan of Capital Art oversees their technique. 
They created colorful circles that were then swirled by Tan, in preparation of a silk scarf being laid upon it to create a unique pattern. 
This technique, started in China during the 10th century, is known as floating ink art.

Julie Courtwright of Geek Chic Knits spins fiber into yarn.

Artisans selling their unique wares.

A large crowd gathered on the plaza to hear the musicians that performed throughout the day.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Hues in pinks, oranges and blues illuminate both the sky and Lake Anne on a beautiful summer evening.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fourth of July at Lake Anne.

Beautiful displays of fireworks could be seen from various aspects of Lake Anne,
where many people enjoyed a spectacular view from their canoes and pontoon boats.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer Is Here!

Summer is well under way here at Lake Anne
With the arrival of the summer season, there is plenty to do! One of my favorite ways to enjoy both the weather and the lake is boating. 
A variety of boats including canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available for rent at the plaza. The water is calm and the views are spectacular!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Reston Arts Market.

A variety of artisans lined Lake Anne Plaza Saturday morning, May 4th for the opening day of the Reston Arts Market.

Wall art and plant life decor by Uncommon Finds.

Seaside inspiration from Modern Nature Studio
These pieces are from my handcrafted jewelry collection. Besides being a photographer, I am also a jewelry artist!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Has Arrived At Lake Anne...

The recent dramatic change in temperature has helped bring the beautiful flowering plants and trees around Lake Anne into full bloom.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Snow...In March.

The community of Lake Anne was blanketed in snow on Monday March 25th, five days after the official first day of spring.

The beautiful flowers, plants and shrubs all waiting to bloom, are delayed a little bit longer this year.

Frozen berries on a Holly Tree .

Daffodils, ready for warmer days, wilting from the cold weather.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Book Signing.

David Guillaudeu, author of "Images of Rail; Washington & Old Dominion Railroad", signed copies of his book at the Reston Museum Saturday afternoon. Guillaudeu spent over 40 years collecting photos and information about the historic railroad that is known today as the W&OD Trail
An intriguing and insightful read, the book provides a spectacular stroll down memory lane through maps, photos and accompanying text. 
Copies of the book are available for purchase at the museum.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Freezing For A Reason...

Over 200 brave northern Virginian's took an icy dip in Lake Anne this afternoon at Lake Anne Plaza 
as part of the fifth annual Freezin' for a Reason. The event raises money for Camp Sunshine.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

First Snowfall Of 2013.

A unique pattern formed on Lake Anne as parts of it froze after the first snowfall of the year.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Early Morning Fog.

Fog set in along Lake Anne on Monday morning, casting a beautiful white glow upon the community.