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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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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...

Monday, March 27, 2017

My Friend DJ, the Chihuahua

I photographed DJ recently relaxing in the sun.  He is adorable, and is Sarita's closest canine pal.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teddy, the Westie at the Dog Park

We met Teddy, a West Highland terrier at the Levels Road dog park in Middletown DE last week.  The park is a very nice nice grassy park which is part of the Charles Price Memorial Park .  We've stopped there several times when traveling.  Teddy was young and full of energy.  And his Mom had a Chuckit toy.  

Teddy had a real dilemma here.  Decisions.  Decisions.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bald Eagle in Flight

A bald eagle photo from last week, before the osprey arrived.  The osprey came 3/18/17, the latest we've ever recorded. (Or possibly 3/17, since we were out all day.). I doubt if I'll see the eagle much till the osprey leaves in September.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Sotterley Plantation Visit

We went to DC to go to the National Botanic Garden on Thursday, but couldn't find a parking space.  So after driving around a while, we went out for lunch at Tequila Grill in Charlotte Hall and visited Sotterley Plantation instead.

I discovered that the corn crib was renovated, so instead of looking like this in 2009 or so

It now looks like this
     Much more up to date, but less artistic.

Here is another interesting corn crib photo of an oyster basket.

The gardens had lots of blooming daffodils.

And this bell made a nice silhouette in the late afternoon sunlight.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Poodle Powwow

I couldn't resist this stuffed poodle toy.  Sarita looks like she talking to her younger sister.

What do you think she is saying?  Witty answers are encouraged. 

Jim said, "You're cute, but I'm REAL!"