Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Week #2

On sunny days, taking a stroll has become a game of weaving back and forth across the street to avoid close contact with everyone else seeking fresh air.

Honor of Wendi Winters–Poem for Healing

A pro-active poem for healing In honor of  Wendi Winters By Nadja Maril   June 28th2018 The Facebook post says mark me safe I’m safe, here in Annapolis Maryland I’m safe, I’m safe Did you hear the news? White man with long gun and ponytail An angry vigilante Glass shattered at the newspaper office SeveralContinue reading “Honor of Wendi Winters–Poem for Healing”

Poetry on a Cape Cod Beach

Easter weekend on Cape Cod, walking on a windy beach, the sun shining in your face. It can’t get much better than this! Patterns on the Beach Shapes that look like fish bones Pressed into the wet sand The impressions of undulating waves A thumbprint of the sea. I walk along the ocean’s edge atContinue reading “Poetry on a Cape Cod Beach”

Farewell to Blob’s Park; A Baltimore Legend and Annapolis Favorite Hang-out

Blob’s Park is closing in less than one month.   And I for one am going to miss its unique attributes. Where else could you go to get authentic German food, listen to live music, go waltzing across a dance floor and feel as if you’d stepped back in time to the 1960s?  In recent years,Continue reading “Farewell to Blob’s Park; A Baltimore Legend and Annapolis Favorite Hang-out”

Annapolis April walking adventures

The tire tracks and the “X” for an eye seem to be appropriate for the chicken now positioned in the former location of “Chicken of the Sea” which has evidently been driven over too many times by negligent motorists to make a comeback. The next time you take a walk in Annapolis’s Arts and EntertainmentContinue reading “Annapolis April walking adventures”

Dancing for fun and exercise near Annapolis

It’s a challenge to find places with good music for dancing swing, latin, and ballroom if you happen to live in Annapolis and don’t want to drive all the way to Baltimore or Washington D.C.  The good news is that I just rediscovered that Blob’s Park Bavarian Garden located in Jessup Maryland, has expanded their offeringsContinue reading “Dancing for fun and exercise near Annapolis”

the Scenic Rivers Land Trust is taking a hike at SERC ie the Smithsonian Evironmental Reserach Center in Edgewater. That’s the same trail I blogged about in January. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is a great organization and if you haven’t hiked the trail yet… you can join them  at the Contee Watershed Trail at theContinue reading

Winter Hiking

A new trail has opened at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater. Titled the Contee Watershed Trail, I walked it the start of the new year for the first time with my son Chris, who works at SERC doing post doctoral research, plus husband Peter and daughter Alex. The 1.6 mile trail takesContinue reading “Winter Hiking”

Remembering Diane Fien Kelly

We all know at least one really nice person, the kind of person who always thinks the best of everyone they meet and who always seems to think of the right things to say at the right time. Last night the world lost one of the nicest people I’ve had the privilege to call myContinue reading “Remembering Diane Fien Kelly”

Catching Up after Maine, Work, and a Birthday

It has been several weeks since I’ve posted in this blog, although I have been faithfully posting at least once a week on the Annapolis Taste blog.  So if you are ever wondering what I’ve been up to, you could check there. Back in July one of the members of my book club generously openedContinue reading “Catching Up after Maine, Work, and a Birthday”

First Time Chesapeake Bay Swim Competitors Cross the Bay

My husband Peter Crilly and swim buddy Jonathan Kagan, swimmers with the masters swimmer’s group at the U.S. Naval Academy, both swam the Chesapeake Bay Swim for the first time and they both made it across!  They’ve been training hard for the past month. Congratulations to a job well done. The longest open water swimContinue reading “First Time Chesapeake Bay Swim Competitors Cross the Bay”

National Arboretum Family Excursion

FInally some lovely weather for enjoying Nature. Yes, by all means make a visit to the National Arboretum. Below are the original pillars from the Capital which stood during the time of Abraham Lincoln. If you live in Annapolis like me and you don’t have the time to visit Washington D.c, there are many beautifulContinue reading “National Arboretum Family Excursion”

Blue Skies Today in Annapolis

Another beautiful unseasonably warm day in Annapolis and a Sunday morning means plenty of time for a long walk. First to pick up a cup of coffee and then down to the end of the dock to gaze at the water and look across to Eastport and the U.S.Naval Academy. Fortunately, this morning I rememberedContinue reading “Blue Skies Today in Annapolis”

SERC in Edgwater: a Hidden Gem

Wednesday my daughter Alex and I combined a nature hike with a visit to my son Chris, who is now doing post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Who knew that one of the leading environmental research centers in the world is located right here in Edgewater Maryland. Two thousand six hundred andContinue reading “SERC in Edgwater: a Hidden Gem”

Midnight Madness Celebrates Annapolis

I love this town, Annapolis that is. Midnight Madness is just another good example of how great it is to live downtown. No worries about parking and a chance to do local errands and shopping all within a 3 mile radius. Last night’s Midnight Madness was everything it should be. Carolers on every street corner.Continue reading “Midnight Madness Celebrates Annapolis”