I’m en route to Washington, D-C. My beautiful aunt is turning 90 years young, and my mom, who’s flying in from Mexico, and I have schemed to rendezvous at Dulles International Airport and make our way over to her home as a surprise. Her kids are in on the plan. How lovely is this!
My flight is cancelled. And, I’m in a hotel for the evening. My mom will do the surprising on her own. Which is still lovely! And, I will be able to catch a flight the next morning and be there in time for the party that starts that afternoon. All will still be wonderful!
So, what’s a girl to do when unexpectedly overnighting at an airport hotel. Well, I had a great meal, a gorgeous glass of wine, with which I toasted my Aunt, and then, I took a few photographs.
My room, as is so often the case at airport hotels, did not have the best view. For the most part, it overlooked a parking lot, although if you turned your head just so, you could see quite a nice pool!
Now, I’m not complaining. I was happy to have a very comfortable room and a great meal. Just sayin’ the view – not the best. But, in a good way, because it required that I stretch myself in capturing an image worth keeping.
And, the one above, looking through the gauze curtains at a dusky sky, catching just the top of the tree – beside the parking lot. This was my reward! Finding this shot. It’s summery and soft, and dreamy and light. And, it was such fun finding it. A lovely interlude on the way to a beautiful occasion – for my Aunt Terry. Turning 90. A truly beautiful person.
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