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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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Peacock at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve May 1, 2109

I wanted to add this lovely peacock preening at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve in Thurmont MD.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Westie Playing Piano Photo for Sale

Here's another favorite in my current Lexington Park Exhibit.  I call it Unleashed Melody or Westie Playing Piano, depending on my mood.  It took a lot of patience to take the photo.  It won a humor contest at the St. Mary's County Camera Club.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Last River Concert of the Summer

The concert on Friday, July 22nd featured Mambo, Salsa, Miles Davis and more.  The evening was quite warm and I was pretty busy. I even visited the stage to share my framed signed photo of Jeffrey Silberschlag with the crowd and sat at the Chesapeake Orchestra's booth during intermission to sell my donated photo of the music director for the orchestra.

      Tuajuanda Jordan's introduction

     Arts Alliance booth

     Adolph Wright


      Don Stapleson on Flute

      Don Stapleson on Sax


      Tom Williams

     Trombones including Bryan Bourne (left)


      Barbara Bershon, St. Mary's County Arts Council

     Teresa Colvin, MD State Arts Council

      Jeffrey Silberschlag receiving an award from Adolph Wright 

      Orchestra shell

     Rose playing sleigh bells in "Sleigh Ride"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Silberschlag Framed Print Available at the River Concert July 22nd

On Friday July 22nd at the last River Concert of the season, I am donating one framed photograph of Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting the Chesapeake Orchestra.  The photo, signed by Jeffrey, is an 11 x 14 in a 14 x 18 frame, and will be available at the Chesapeake Orchestra tent for a minimum of $100 with the entire amount going to the Orchestra.

Interested folks should stop at the Chesapeake Orchestra tent during the River Concert starting at 7 PM.  Friday.  Stop by to see me at intermission!

W e hope you will encourage your friends to support the Chesapeake Orchestra in any way you can.  

Requests for additional copies can be made at the concert (signed or unsigned), and unsigned prints are also available online at

Update:   The Chesapeake Orchestra received a $100 donation for the framed 11x14 photo tonight.  Thank you Joyce.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

River concert 5: July 15, 2016 A Civilization Lost

The River concert on Friday at St. Mary's College of MD included the Chesapeake Orchestra and featured Henrik Naimark-Meyers.  The young Swedish-American violin soloist was superb, as were the Orchestra's soloists.  Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag was enthusiastic as usual and wore his off white suit jacket on a very warm evening.
Friday at 7pm is the last River Concert this season.

      Chesapeake Orchestra

      Music Director, Jeffrey Silberschlag

      Henrik Naimark-Meyers before his performance

      Regino Madrid and Henrik 

     Jeffrey Silberschlag and Henrik 



      Jeffrey Silberschlag

      Clarinets and Bassoons

     Clarinet soloist

     Row of Horns


      Oboes and flutes


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Siberian Husky print or framed print

Another pet photo from the Lexington Park Library Photo exhibit, on display till August 14th.  Available at

It was a favorite photo when I put a copy on my door at work.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lexington Park Library Exhibit Sample

A sample from my Lexington Park Library Exhibit. (21677 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park, MD) Please go see my work.  It is open till August 14th.  Kids will enjoy it because there are lots of pets and animals.  At least one person at the reception said their favorite picture was DJ.  He is very sweet in his red bucket and available as a print and t-shirt from Zazzle.

Monday, July 11, 2016

River Concert: Mass in Blue July 8, 2016

Larry Vote was guest conductor for the yearly choral concert at St.Mary's College of Maryland on the green.  The concert featured Lena Siekely, mezzo-soprano and the RCS chorus of mostly students and alumni.  A current student, Joey Haavik sang a duet with Ms. Siekely.

The crowd patiently endured several rain showers before and during the concert, and the sun even set beautifully.  

   Larry Vote, guest conductor and Lena Seikaly

     Rain go away

     Lena Seikely, mezzo soprano

     RCS Choir

     RCS choir

     Cool vendor

     Cool clouds

     Tod Simon, Pianist

     Victor Dvoskin, Bass

      Kathy Birch, Cellist

      Katherine Lawhead, Violist

     Joey Haavik, Lena Seikaly, Larry Vote

     Lena Seikaly, Jose Cueto, Larry Vote