Category: Maryland

A Change in Scenery

One great way to break the monotony is to wake up to a snow filled landscape. It’s been the first snowfall for our area, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting. See, I wanted to follow my fox’s footprints to find his lair. But wouldn’t you know, all the footprints […]

Bits and Pieces

Even though I’ve been running around like crazy this week, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have my camera on the ready. Sitting on the dining room table, the “baby” is always ready for action. So a few bits and pieces from the manor’s life this week. First […]

Cunningham Falls

Cunningham Falls located in the Catoctin Mountains Park is the largest cascading waterfalls in Maryland. Beautifully adorned in the early autumn, a perfect lunch spot on an arduous hike. The cool waters soothing the soul. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of […]

Getting on a Galleon

The Galeon Andalucia has been visiting the Chesapeake Bay this past two weeks. First coming up to Baltimore for the Star Spangled Spectacular, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. Following the ten day celebration, the Andalucia sailed south to Annapolis […]

The Bombs Bursting in the Air

Last night was the Star Spangled Spectacular’s fireworks celebration for the writing of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Two hundred years to the night, bombs burst in the air over Fort McHenry. As the British bombarded the fort on September 13, 1814, fireworks exploded over Baltimore harbor […]

A Fishy Day

This week has been a week of entertaining guests. A boat ride on the Chesapeake Bay was certainly appropriate and the weather cooperated. Stopping at a waterfront restaurant for takeout, it seems we weren’t the only ones looking for a seafood meal. A family had just returned from […]