Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A few photos taken in Bethesda

Last Saturday we arrived early for our daughter-in-law's performance in the Bethesda Music Festival  and had time to kill, so the three of us decided to eat dinner early and not wait until later that evening.  We also enjoyed a nice walk around Bethesda Row.  This is me with our son Brad.  Gregg took the photo with his cell phone.  All the photos in this post were taken with either his or my cell phone.

There were lots of planters full of flowers......

which I found myself taking photos of.  No surprise there!

I saw this great mural on the wall down an alley leading behind some of the shops.

Gregg and Brad in the shadows on the right.

The heat was slowly going out of the day and it was time to make our way to the Presbyterian Church where the performance was being held.  The streets were lined with pretty houses.....

and this is where we discovered the local wildlife.  One time I wished I had our other camera with the zoom lens.  He was a cute little cottontail.  We did not go near him but the very act of walking along the pathway was enough to cause him to scurry off to a safer spot.

The church was pretty, the chapel had beautiful stained-glass windows but I have no photos of those.  They wouldn't have done justice to them anyhow.  With some things you just have to see with your own eyes.

If you click here you will see a photo of the whole front of the church, which was build in 1926.

We bumped into our daughter-in-law's parents and had a nice chat with them while waiting for everything to start.

 My previous post covers the performance which you can find here. There are more performances this coming weekend.  When it ended we were able to have a chat with our daughter-in-law and said goodnight to our son and her parents.   Outside it was starting to get dark....

and on the way home I took a couple of shots of the freeway traffic.  

I had almost fallen asleep by the time we rolled into our driveway.


  1. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Great photo of you and your handsome son.

    Beautiful church...


  2. Great shots of the place. The hare was a surprise!

  3. Brad has a simply wonderful smile.
    Bethesda looks a very, very pretty spot. What a wonderful outing.

  4. What a pretty church. The whole area looks attractive and well cared for. Off to read your previous post now:-)

  5. HI This sounds lie you all enjoyed the trip. thanks for sharing. Margaret

  6. Lovely post, it looks like a pretty place. I love that mural !

  7. A great walk but I like your almost deliriously smiling face! So nice to have your boy there.

  8. Love the shot of you and your son! The mural is cool and the bunny is cute. Great shots from your Bethesda visit. Have a happy day!

  9. He is one tall fellow, your happy handsome son. The last shot of the church in the evening light is stunning. Phones take pretty good shots these days.

  10. I watched the video, Denise, and you were right in saying the performers were so pro! Congrats to the group!

    And lucky for you to witness it ;-)

  11. glad you had some time w/ the kids. :) i like that mural!

  12. Nice selection of shots. Love the door.

  13. A wonderful trip Denise, your DIL sounds like a very talented you woman.
    A beautiful place, with quaint houses, and the shots of you and Greg, with Brad....perfect .

  14. Isn't it amazing that cell phones can take such good pictures? I'm with you on those gorgeous planters. The whole area looks inviting. Happy 4th to you and your family.♥♫

  15. Great showing my friend, and great use of time on hand

  16. sounds like a great trip!! i love a good road trip ;))

    what a beautiful place and the gardens are lovely!!

    awesome wall mural, i really like that!!

    pa....and your son, one handsome (big) guy!!

  17. Cell phone photos?? Amazingly beautiful shots.

  18. Interesting fotos and glorious sound!
    (and I'm beginning to learn english now ;-) )
    I gives a warm feeling to see, that family is good and interesting in them, what the others makes... - it isn'n self-evident in all families -

  19. the church doors, the train and the tower i just love... and i like that patriotic hat up above to.

  20. Nice picture of you and Brad!

  21. You can see such sweetness and happiness in Brad's face. He must be so proud of his talented wife. :-)