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”
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”
This past weekend we celebrated Diane FIen Kelly’s birthday. She would have been turning 57. So her dear friend Jean Melton lit 57 candles and put them all around her house and threw a big party where we ate, and drank, told stories and jokes, and reconnected with old friends. It was the kind ofContinue reading “Keeping Alive My Memories of Diane Fien Kelly”
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”
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
We’ve got one more day left of the brutal heat, here in the Mid-Atlantic. The Washington D.C. region has long been known for its brutal summers but this is one for the record books. July 4th and the accompanying celebrations, at least broke the week in half with a one day brake but it wasn’tContinue reading “Hot independence day in Annapolis”
Finally, the street torn apart to install a new geothermal heating system to service the once again vacant Market House at City Dock is open again. Locals and visitors can drive downtown and successfully park to visit some of their favorite stores and restaurants that include: LIly Pulitzer, City Dock Cafe, Hard Bean Cafe, Blanca Flor, and Zachary’s Jewelers.
It’s too bad the City of Annapolis still can not get their act together the utilize a wonderful resource- a large market house strategically located in the heart of the tourist district. Thankfully the seasonal Farmers’s Market coordinated by Fresh Farm Markets will reopen Sunday mornings commencing the first week of May. For more Farmers’ Market news visit my other blog Annapolis TASTE.
Last night a volunteer from G.R.R.E.A.T. came to visit our house. (G.R.R.E.A.T. stands for Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training) She brought her big cuddly bear of a dog, Ozzie, with her to explain the G.R.R.E.A.T. adoption process. Ozzie investigated our house, including the side-yard and even went down into the basement, while we talkedContinue reading “Goldens are Great!”
The Arts District of Annapolis turned Fringe, at the First Annual Fringe Festival yesterday. Vacant storefronts turned into galleries that featured controversial art and provided opportunities for self-expression. Of particular note was the fabulous art car on display, parked across from Lemon Grass. Owned by Clarke Bedford, you can see more of his work onContinue reading “Art Car at Annapolis Fringe Festival”
Today is one of those fabulous brisk fall days you can only have in the Northeast. The sky is a brilliant blue and the leaves still hanging on the trees are various shades of red, orange, and yellow. The brown crumbly ones make a carpet to step upon as you walk down the street. SystematicallyContinue reading “Autumn Has Arrived in Annapolis”
The latest Batman movie was being filmed near Wall Street, where we were staying this past weekend, so we got to see several bat mobiles parked in the distance. Littered on the ground was fake snow. It is crumpled up bits of white paper. But the multitude of guards and police made it difficult toContinue reading “New York 911 Memorial, Batman Movie and Occupy Wall Street”
Today is a soggy Saturday. At least we didn’t get snow. But, by the time we walked over to the Maryland Avenue City Dock Cafe and back again, I needed a fresh set of clothes. Today is also the Saturday before Halloween, the night for Halloween parties and the night when all the bars haveContinue reading “Soggy Saturday Pre Halloween”
Today we started walking downtown even before the high school students had made their way to the bus-stop to catch the 6:30 a..m. cheese-wagon. Hard to believe, but we no longer have any kids at home waiting for the bus, and potentially missing it. What a chore it was, rousing them out of bed. NowContinue reading “Halloween is Almost Here”
Fun for All is the name of the new store that opened at 32 West Street in the former location of a la Mode.. This new store has nothing to do with lingerie. It is all about candy and toys. Owners Jessica and Mark Clampitt have a sister shop in Lewes, Delaware and Mark toldContinue reading ““Fun For All” Will Make You Smile”
My father, the artist Herman Maril, dislocated his ankle– not only breaking bones, but tearing muscles, tendons, and ligaments when I was a child. It was a traumatic event, requiring the arrival of the Lower Cape Rescue Squad and ambulance, which took him Up Cape to Hyannis and Cape Cod Hospital in the dark ofContinue reading “A Lesson of Determination from My Father”