Been to the post office this month?
WELL, if you need to fill up on forever stamps, here’s a great new design that was just introduced with pictures of vintage seed packets—courtesy of one of our own local landscape photographers, George Brown.
Aren’t these just gorgeous? The packets date back to the 1910s and ’20s. George, whom I worked with when I was at Washington Spaces magazine, did such a good job that the postal service has already commissioned him to shoot something else for another stamp.
That “something else” is still top secret, however. But since I was so mesmerized by these flowers, George was kind enough to send me some images of another recent commission: The cherry blossoms at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial on the Tidal Basin, which was landscaped by the renowned Oehme van Sweden Landscape Architecture.
The light on the Tidal Basin is best at sunrise, so predictably, George was one of a throng of photographers out early on the day he was shooting for OVSLA. But while the rest of them were squeezing on to the toe path and shooting toward the water, he was blissfully shooting the other way, the whole memorial practically to himself.
George also got two drop-dead shots with the Washington Monument in them, one just as the sun was coming up, and another as it seems to burst up on the horizon — wow.
And with that, I wish you all a bright and sunny spring weekend—and don’t forget to buy some stamps that feature our local talent!