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Cormorants from St Michael’s Manor in St. Mary’s County.  They were very far away, and my focus was off a little, but I liked the reflection...

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

We visited St.Michael's MD and spent some time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  I enjoyed walking up to the cupula of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse to see the view.

     Hooper Strait Lighthouse framed by the Edna E Lockwood Bugeye

     Lighthouse with a leading line

     The Fresnell lens light

    Steps to the top

    The view from the lighthouse

     Rainy day mallard pair reflection

     Tonging for oysters

   Working Boatyard

     Volunteer "Doc" building a Draketail

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Jenkins Arboretum Azaleas

We visited Jenkins Arboretum in Paoli, PA when the azaleas were in full bloom and the skies were drizzling and misty.  You might think that would be a terrible time to visit, but the opposite was true.  There was lots of rain on the flowers and the colors were lovely.

     Curving trail

     Pink on pink.  Never tried this before.  What do you think of the colors?

     White azalea

     Pink azalea

     Could this be an azalea?

     Pink and white azalea

     Magenta azalea

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Annmarie Gardens

We recently visited Annmarie Gardens in Dowell, MD (near Solomon's Island) to photograph the azaleas.  

      Possibly iris


There were quite a few fairy and gnome homes scattered around the gardens.
I photographed a few to share, but I rarely post other people's art unless I am adding something unique to the artwork.


      Made of green plastic bottles

      Beach view lighthouse

     Gnome with poison ivy (yipes) tucked into the trunk of a tree!  

     Chalk walk

     Interesting artistic fence

Later, we dropped off my 2 photos for the SWARM:  Invasion of the Insects Exhibit (May 20th-Aug 28th).

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SWARM Art Exhibit Reception May 20th

You are invited!  Please come to the opening reception for SWARM: Invasion of the Insects at Annmarie Gardens in Dowell MD Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road) near Solomon's.  I will be celebrating two of my butterfly photographs accepted into this juried art exhibition.  The reception will be held Friday, May 20th 6-9 pm.  ($5 for non-members).  You will learn the winning art works.  I've seen thumbnails of all of the art works, but don't know who are the winning artists.  If you miss the reception, the art will be on display until August 28th.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spring flowers at Longwood

We saw some lovely flowers 2 weeks ago.  I loved the little curves of the tops of the foxglove.


      Foxglove closeup

    Backlit Tulips were pretty.

     I liked the textures in this Tulip photo

     Warm color flowers orange and red

      This White tulip was a work of art!

      Pink Daffodil


     White on white daffodil

     I have never seen a hanging Rose-Grape.  Interesting!

     Evening light