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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, August 27, 2018

Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home Art Gallery

I have several photos in the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Art Exhibit. They will be there till January 31, 2019. It is open to the public in the E-wing Assisted Living Dining Hallway.
The gallery is located at 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd, Charlotte Hall, Maryland. Hours are: Monday-Sunday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm with meal time (high traffic) around 7:30 am, 11:30 am, and 4:30 pm. Please follow the signs for the “D-Wing/State Office” entrance around back.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Wet Dog August 8, 2018

The St. Mary's County Camera Club had a themed contest this month called Wet.  Our dog, Sarita needed a bath.  She is a toy poodle rescue.  It only made sense to combine the two.  The results were adorable and she won first place!

Which one do you like the best?

Barely Wet

Not so bad after all!

Shake it out!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Southern Maryland Balloon Festival July 14, 2018

Jim and I went to the balloon festival at Jefferson Patterson Park.  There were nice fireworks.  Last year, we at least saw the balloons.  The Festival was rather disappointing for us.  We left a little late, got in a huge traffic jam and spent nearly 2 hours just using the bathroom and getting dinner.  I didn't even get a balloon photo!!!!  The walk-in balloon closed during dinner.  The balloon glow was cancelled because of wind, so they let the visitors play with the gas jets, creating a candlelight effect.


 Last Year's photos

Inside a balloon last year