A Quiet July 4th in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Pandemic

This year in Annapolis, capital of Maryland, there was no July 4th parade featuring local politicians, floats with hula dancers,  fire engines, candy tossed to waiting children, soldiers marching, bugles and drums.

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.

Annapolis humidity fosters mushrooms

Muggy August weather here in Annapolis, Maryland means mushrooms in addition to sticky doors, damp clothes, and frizzy hair. Well to be honest I’m not certain whether the crop I spied this morning on the front lawn were mushrooms or toad stools, but I’m sure they’d make good spore prints. They are definitely large inContinue reading “Annapolis humidity fosters mushrooms”

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.

Irene Kind to Annapolis

The wind took the water away from the shoreline downtown at City Dock in Annapolis, as evidenced by the low water level. There was no flooding this morning, Sunday August 28th. The water didn’t even kiss the feet of the Kunte Kinte statue. There was, however, a loss of power. Grover, owner of City DockContinue reading “Irene Kind to Annapolis”

Annapolis West Street Sculpture Solicits Comments

Three finalists have been selected by the City of Annapolis to create a sculpture that will be installed at Westgate Circle. Located at the convergence of Taylor Avenue, Spa Avenue, and West Street; this is a major gateway point into the city. It is wonderful that the city has chosen to invest un the “ArtContinue reading “Annapolis West Street Sculpture Solicits Comments”

Goodbye Commissioning Week, Hello Annapolis Memorial Day Weekend

Well it’s Friday, and on my early morning walk downtown I spied a large family, gathered outside the home they had rented in the Murray Hill neighborhood, based on their attire and the excited look on their faces, it was a good guess that they were about to set out for the U.S. Naval AcademyContinue reading “Goodbye Commissioning Week, Hello Annapolis Memorial Day Weekend”

Remembering Dr. Edith Earle Leonard

Elizabeth Edwards wasn’t the only inspiring woman who died yesterday. Dr. Edith Earle Leonard, one of the first women podiatrist in the state of Maryland, also died yesterday. She was my neighbor and one of the first people I met on moving to Annapolis in 1984. She was 86 years old. According to her family,Continue reading “Remembering Dr. Edith Earle Leonard”

Murray Hill Picnic a Fall Tradition

The table was laden with platters of fried chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, shrimp cocktail, chinese noodle salad, ceasar salad, meatballs, stir fried vegetables, chicken, and rice, and lasagna. Depending on which moment in time you visited the table the selection kept changing. There were spare ribs on the table for a while. Then there wasContinue reading “Murray Hill Picnic a Fall Tradition”