I've talked before about my inability to take the kind of photo I want of most of the monuments in D.C. I think it's because I've spent so much time looking at amazing photos that with my amateur skillz and equipment, I can never quite reproduce the kind of photo I have in my mind when I look through the lens.  It's tough to have an artist's eye, but then to lack an artist's talent.

My mother's been in town for the past couple of weeks and we revisited some of the monuments I've seen many times before.  Last Sunday we headed down to visit Mr. Lincoln and while I was taking a rest with The Caterpillar on the cool, marble floor, I decided to aim my camera at something other than the typical iconic images... because who can compete with this?  

These are two of my favorites from that day: