Coloring Inside the Lines or Outside the Lines? What Works for You?

I have this memory of sitting outside on the grass, waiting for a country auction to begin. A warm summer day, my mother sat on a white folding chair studying the mimeographed catalogue. From my vantage point I could see two other children, who like myself had been given coloring books. I watched them, toContinue reading “Coloring Inside the Lines or Outside the Lines? What Works for You?”

Our Worries Shift. It’s the Small Things That Count.

So while the spread of the coronavirus has subsided and is beginning to become considered by some scientists more of an endemic than a pandemic; we have other things to worry about. 

Take Nothing For Granted, Not Even Winter

The contrast of the white snow on the dark tree branches is a beautiful sight as is the dusting of white on the evergreens.

Gifts You Should Have Thought of That Don’t Have to Be Shipped

It’s getting to that time, when online shopping sites can no longer guarantee Christmas delivery. So don’t fret about selecting which cheese platter or fruit basket. Gifts don’t have to be material things. They can be experiences such as tickets to a show (reserved for pick-up at the box office), a song or story youContinue reading “Gifts You Should Have Thought of That Don’t Have to Be Shipped”

Why It May Be Too Early to Throw Away Your Masks

We’re moving through a fuzzy moment in time. Pleased to socialize, but warily looking over our shoulders.

The Best Exercise for Health and Serenity

I’ve kept the same routine for many years and it works. It doesn’t matter where I wake— city, forest, beach—the day begins with a walk. Climb a steep mountain. Look down at the sights below, the world in miniature, and your cares will shrink to minor nuisances. The cure for self-pity is within your grasp.Continue reading “The Best Exercise for Health and Serenity”

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?

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”

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”

Keeping Alive My Memories of Diane Fien Kelly

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”

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”

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

Hot independence day in Annapolis

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”

Annapolis City Dock Street Re-Opens

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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.

 

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Goldens are Great!

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!”