Mourning Death and Social Injustice in the U.S. During The Covid-19 Pandemic While Listening to the Natural World

Will the Pandemic enable us to reflect on our past actions and see more clearly?

May Baskets 2020 Celebrate Spring During Pandemic

No blue ribbons were awarded this year for beautiful May Baskets in Annapolis, Maryland, but that didn’t stop me from making one.

Herman Maril, Africa, and Imagery

“The Essential Herman Maril” is the title of the art show currently featured at  Acme Fine Art in Boston.  The exhibit of works selected by Gallery owners James Bennette and David Cowan provides the viewer with an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the subject themes important in my father’s life. . His careerContinue reading “Herman Maril, Africa, and Imagery”

Long Nook Beach Truro After Winter

  Climate Change Swathed in layers of sweaters beneath jacket and gloves I tighten my hood covering hat and ears Wind pushing against my body I advance to explore The pristine beach Bottle green ocean and cliffs of sand. A straight line is etched in the sand Its origin a mystery I seek the creatureContinue reading “Long Nook Beach Truro After Winter”

Ice Day Poem by Nadja Maril

Ice Day By Nadja Maril As soon as I see the sun I reach for my coat in the closet. It is time to walk On this ice day. Frozen bits melt into drops Slide down gutters, pipes, trees Plop on to the cold wet mush we once called snow.   I match my stepsContinue reading “Ice Day Poem by Nadja Maril”

High in the Andes Mountains of Peru the Number Three Has Many Meanings

I hold three crisp green Coca leaves…messages delivered to the fabric of the universe….

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”

Annapolis signs of springtime

Looking  at the tree just outside my window, I see a Robin Red Breast preening herself as she rearranges herself on her nest. It;s spring. I hear plenty of bird calls as I walk across the dewy grass first thing in the morning to fetch my paper. Yes, we still read our newspapers printed onContinue reading “Annapolis signs of springtime”

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”

London Town Public House and Garden: admiring the garden! Just a hop ,skip,and a jump away from Annapolis this is a lovely spot to visit.

While the gardens are beautiful, in this heat you’ll want to go inside and check out their  air conditioned Visitor’s Center and brand new exhibit.

Busy and Beautiful Annapolis Neighborhood

Murray Hill. Like gardens? This weekend the Hammond Harwood House Secret Garden Tour takes place in the neighborhood of Murray Hill in Annapolis, Maryland. There may still be tickets available  for the tour that goes from moon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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”