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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Chanticleer's Lovely Gardens

We visited Chanticleer in Wayne, PA.  The gardens were lovely this time of year.  We were visiting a very ill relative, so seeing some flower gardens was a good distraction.

     I love curves.  The garden goes to the   Minder ruin.  

     Minder Ruin reflection

     Grape Hyacinth attached to a conveyor

     Mowing curves

     Yellow Tulips


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Roberta, the Lamb

I visited the farm of Frank and Christina Allen to photograph their young lamb and practice my photography.  Roberta had a quick bottle of milk and I enjoyed visiting all the other animals too.  I learned a bit about animal behavior, about animal behavior books by Temple Grandin, Christina Allen and Charles Long's children's book "A Farmer's Alphabet" and stayed long enough to make some of the sheep comfortable with a little photography.  I watched the chickens socialize and the amorous turkeys.  The day's visit ended with some lovely light in the barns and some pretty backlit tulips.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Goose on the Loose

A wild goose wandered into our driveway and gardens and stood within 5 feet of Jim.  It investigated our sundial and took a shower while Jim watered the new grass seedlings.  Most of these are grooming photos after taking the shower.  Amazing and amusing interactions!  The goose shower is posted on youtube at

Friday, April 1, 2016

SWARM Exhibit this summer

I'm so excited!  I sent applications to put 4 photos in a juried art exhibit at AnnMarie gardens called SWARM: invasion of the insects.  They accepted 2 photos, my butterfly and bee and blue morpho.  The exhibit will run May 29-August 28 2016 with an opening reception on May 20, 6-9 to announce the award winners.  I hope you will go see the exhibit.