I had the pleasure to attend the National Capital Model Soldier Society’s annual show at the Ernst Center on NOVA CC’s Annandale campus on Saturday, 9/10. I am what miniature painters might consider “workmanlike” in my approach to miniature painting, when they are being kind. This means that the units look pretty good in a group but not close up. This doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the art of miniature painting, and I love to see outstanding miniature soldier painting work.
There’s a lot of everything at these shows– dioramas, figures, stuff for sale, terrain, art by Keith Rocco, and juried shows.
NOVAG was there, to run demonstrations and hand out leaflets. Pretty good exposure.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene and the followup storms Jose and Katia, the area I live in experienced torrential downpours and flooding for several days running. The erosion impact of the attendant surge on suburban creeks and streams has been pretty ugly, but not (I thought) devastating, until I noticed this closed road near my house in Northern Va.
That’s right, the creek washed out the bridge and most of the road.
It doesn’t appear to be over yet, in fact.. this road has major cracks in it that are on a bed of red clay.. One more tropical storm like last week, and this is all going to slide into the creek bed.
Same view from below
Smile everyone, it’s the holocaust
Check out the silt build-up…
Tree roots exposed by the bank washing away
Given the events of the previous week, this sign seemed both poignant and gently ironic..
It’s amazing how much power is locked up in water, isn’t it?
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