Author Archives: Richard Ellis

About Richard Ellis

. Currently I am a docent and a member of the Further Education Dept. at the Smithsonian Institute. My interests are many including: history, current affairs, the environment, education, digital photography, dogs, exercise, gardening, travel,fitness, films, theater, classical rock, folk & country music and more that I cannot think of at the moment

Cherry Blossoms Carpet the D.C Landscape

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Tunnel of Knowledge – Smithsonian Institute

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Ben Franklin guards the Old Post Office

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Commuter Frozen in Time

It been a long time since I have worked on my blog. Now that I have relocated I have a whole new world to share

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Student of stained glass – The metamorphosis of an original American Panel

Working in the style of the great American Frank Lloyd Wright.  This full-sized panel (approximately 32″ x 20″) is my interpretation of how minimalism can be simple and complex simultaneously.  My goal is to offer an unobstructed view of the … Continue reading

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Capturing a Raindrop

No, it’s not a turtle.  Rather a macro photograph of a lonely raindrop resting on a broccoli leaf in the Fall Victory Garden.  How innocent  and beautiful a drop of water can be.

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“Lucy in Lead” stained glass no.3 is complete

At long last my newest stained glass piece is complete. The piece represents my first attempt at creating something outside of my comfort zone.  I typically favor more abstract and modern work , however I am extremely proud of the way the … Continue reading

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