Sunday, August 20, 2023

Norfolk Downtown Tunnel Solarplate Etching

Why not draw a familiar site like this and add it to my Norfolk series? Since there are a lot of waterways in the area and lots of boats, we have quite a few tunnels. Six to be exact, with each place actually having two tunnels, one for each direction. This is called the Downtown Tunnel.  It crosses the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first tunnel was built in 1952 and the second in 1987.
Anyway, I had to take a photo while someone else was driving. Of course! 


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Brock Environmental Center

Two weeks ago I visited the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. It was built by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to engage and educate all generations about the environment and how we can all help save the bay, one of our countries most valuable natural areas. I learned a lot about native plants of Virginia and even created my own masterpiece, as you can see below. The center is one of the world's greenest buildings, both energy and water independent!

A profusion of native Virginia plants!

A masterpiece, for sure :) Included Wax Myrtle and Solomon's Seal