Monday, April 17, 2017

The Grand Finale of the Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks



I am a huge fan of fireworks. I have to say that these were really well done. They lasted much longer than I expected and finale was really amazing as you can see from the video.

Cherry Blosson Festival Fireworks




Saturday was the Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks. They were spectacular. And for once the weather was nice enough to really enjoy them.

Video will be up in the next day or so.







Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Great Day for A Ball Game



It was an absolutely great day for a ball game yesterday. The weather was fantastic and the results were just as rewarding. Here are a few posts from the game.

It was Daniel Murphy bobble head day. As you can see there were plenty of those.

Some great music from Justin Trawick and his group.

Also some political disagreement from tenets in the condo across the street from the park.








Strasburg on the Mound


Here is Stephen Strasburg warming up before the start of the game.





It Wouldn't Be a Nats Game without the Presidents!







A Spectacular Finish — Murphy Comes Through in the 10th



The Nats battled back to tie the game. They left plenty of runners on the bases which was not a good thing. But as I said they battled back to send the game into extra innings with this amazing finish.

I stopped taking pictures at this point to cheer on the win.

Here's a quick run down of the game from the Post:
There will be days in this long season when the Washington Nationals will not mash their way to victory. It may not happen often for a lineup as deep as theirs, but it will happen, and when it does, the onus shifts to the club’s other facets — to the starting pitcher, the bullpen and the defense — to provide the club with a win. Friday was one of those days.

Stephen Strasburg continued the Nationals starters’ run of dominance and held the Philadelphia Phillies to two runs over seven innings . A defense that had made nine errors in Washington’s first nine games — a number the Nationals didn’t reach until Game 27 last season — committed none Friday. And the bullpen, the scrutinized one with a 6.75 ERA in 29⅓ innings, didn’t concede a run in three innings, holding on long enough for Daniel Murphy to double home Bryce Harper in a 3-2, 10-inning walk-off victory at Nationals Park.

Murphy’s double was a line drive down the left field line off Jeanmar Gomez, the Phillies’ closer until the Nationals (6-4) scored three runs against him Sunday in Philadelphia. Harper had singled to lead off the frame, and third base coach Bob Henley, never hesitant to gamble, waved him home, with Harper’s helmet flying off and bouncing off the back of his left foot as he rounded the bag. Harper completed the 270-foot scamper with a smooth headfirst slide. Jayson Werth was there for a hug.


Here's the hit that won game!


Notice how big of a lead Harper has off a first.

Harper is in motion as soon at Murphy hits the ball

Murphy is mobbed after his hit.

Baker congratulates Haper.





Thursday, April 13, 2017

Birds Battling for Breakfast, Part I


I saw this when I was out looking at cherry blossoms a few weeks back. This seagull was determined it was going to have breakfast from what was in this box (looked like it had been a pizza).





Birds Battling for Breakfast, Part II


The seagull is chased away by a car. Along comes a crow and it tries to take the whole box. But does not succeed. Eventually the seagull comes back and continues eating breakfast.