Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blue Bubun at the Beach

Yesterday, Blue Bubun headed to the beach!

Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge...

 At more than 4 miles long, it takes a while to drive across!

Arrival at the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!

 Choosing an ice cream flavor....he tried the buttery salted caramel

 Chatting with Zoltar

Checking out the rides at Funland

On the beach - the waves weren't much for people, but were too big for buns

 Lots of tasty but unhealthy food choices!

Playing mini golf on a rooftop

He had to be rescued from this giant ant at mini golf

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Going Downtown

Blue Bubun went downtown to see the sights!

 The Washington Monument, now repaired after the earthquake

World War II memorial

The Lincoln Memorial was quite popular

 Reflecting pool

 Korean War memorial

A smaller memorial tucked away on the side of the reflecting pool that honors the DC residents that served in World War I

 The Jefferson memorial on the other side of the tidal basin.

 This pool on the side of a memorial to John Paul Jones was tempting on a hot day

 The Smithsonian "castle" - too bad it is just offices!

 Looking up into Needle Tower (Kenneth Snelson), a sculpture made entirely of tubes and cables under tension

 Checking out the Hirshhorn and sunken sculpture garden, including a Wish Tree by Yoko Ono

And the White House, glimpsed through the fence

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Blue Bubun went out on a voyage on the Viking longship.

Preparing the ship before the voyage

Rowing out down the creek (a tidal "creek" on the lower Potomac)

Looking down the creek toward St. Clements Island (Blackistone Island) and the far Virginia shore. St. Clements Island is the site of the first landing of the European colonists of Maryland.


Sailing past a crab pot in the creek

Moth week

Blue Bubun helped out with some events for National Moth Week!

Studying up on different types of moths...

Baking a moth cake!

Assembling the cake into a moth shape

Blue Bubun decorated the cake to look like an emerald moth that he saw last week

Helping out at the moth count!

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July

Blue Bubun went to re-enactor craft camp for the 4th of July weekend.

 He helped to set up the indigo vat, but was careful not to fall in.

This shibori bound linen is oxidizing between dips.

All finished and drying on the line!

After a long day of dyeing, it was time for crabs! Blue Bubun got to learn how to use a crab mallet.

Just some bits of shell left over - these were tossed back into the creek to feed more crabs.

The next day he helped pit some sour cherries for pie. Yum!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bun in NYC!

Blue Bubun took a trip to NYC!

First, he rode up from DC on the bus.

He saw a giant button and needle in the Garment District

and found lots of sparkly fabrics in Spandex House.

Cutting through Grand Central Station
 Weird shaped buildings

Heading out to see a show!

Trying lots of food! Ramen...

dim sum in Chinatown

....pastries in Little Italy

Checking out Times Square at night

Riding on the subway
 Fort Tryon park

View of the George Washington bridge and the Hudson from the park

Visiting the Cloisters museum

Lots of medieval art!

In the medieval garden

 At a street festival

Chrysler building at night
Live music at the Rum House