Mother’s Day and Boating Weekend

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, a great day for planting trees and shrubs in honor of our mothers who are deceased. Unfortunately, I find myself in that category, so I’ve been thinking about what tree or shrub I’d like to plant to honor my mother Esta Maril, who died approximately two years ago. She loved azaleas, and my azaleas are looking mighty peaked, so a colorful Azalea might be a good choice. When I walk around my neighborhood in the city of Annapolis, it amazes me how much planting has gone on in the past two weeks. It seems as though everyone has managed to clean out their flower beds, spread a thick layer of mulch, and fill their empty planters with flowers. As for me, well I’ve managed to purchase the perennials and annuals I need to fill out my beds, but I do need to pull out some more weeds and actually do the planting.
If you’ve been dreaming about taking your small craft out on the water, be it a kayak, canoe, or small row boat— there is now a new place to launch your boat at the Back Creek Nature Park Boating Center. This Saturday at noon is the ribbon cutting ceremony. All day long the public will be treated to canoe and kayak rides. That’s a fun activity for everyone, but particularly if you have kids.
Also on that same day beginning at 5:30 p.m at Port Annapolis Marina at 7074 Bembe Beach Road will be the Annapolis Spring Sails Event. They’ll be lots of food, drinks, and dancing. All the money raised goes to support Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) It’s also a great day to take a walk in the park, as long as the weather cooperates. Have a great weekend!