All I Need is a Little Art…

It’s gray and blah, and maybe that’s why I’m craving a little art and beauty in my life. Thought I’d share a few shots I took during a visit to the Smithsonian museums in D.C. over the summer. I’m working on my photography skills–I look forward to it being a lifelong endeavor–and discovered that taking shots of something behind glass is a challenge. My shots didn’t begin to do justice to these pieces. This is before I upgraded my camera – one with a neck strap because I have a hard time holding onto tiny cameras. And they don’t have good bounce, so…

Three of these were taken at the Freer | Sackler Museum of Asian Art, and the nautilus (there’s more than one, so does that make it ‘nautili’?) was taken at the Natural History Museum. If I had to pick a favorite shape, the nautilus is it. What’s yours?

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By Desiree Smith-Daughety

Desiree Smith-Daughety lives just a short paddle away from the Chesapeake Bay. She has been published in diverse publications including Up.St.ART Annapolis magazine. Her home is in words and in the beauty and mystery of the natural world. She has published two nonfiction books.

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