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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, November 26, 2018

Cape May and the Shore in September

In all the craziness of the last few months, I discovered I left out our mini vacation to the New Jersey shore in September.  It was sort of a last chance to enjoy the summer weather.

The first two days were a little rainy, but it soon turned pleasant.

      A stop at an antique shop that sold hundreds of adirondack chairs.

     The Cape May-Lewes Ferry was a relaxing break during the trip, but the waves were high enough to make it challenging to walk around.

     A visit to the Cape May Zoo is free and fun

     Odd turtle


     Great horned owl

     I've seen black swans in Cape May and Lancaster County.  They are fairly rare.

     Drinking raindrops


     Red fox


     Cape May

Monday, November 12, 2018

Parrots from Nature Visions conference Nov 3, 2018

I got to practice my pet photography at the conference.  I like to photograph both wildlife and pet animals for my business.  Usually, I photograph owls or hawks.  We enjoyed photographing the refuge parrots instead at a new seminar this year.  The exhibitors were very helpful and offered to use a white backdrop and even set 2 sun conures on Jim's shoulder to nibble gently on his ear.  The birds had such personality, talking, eating, playing, and interacting with us.  Parrots are fun!  

If you are interested in getting your pet photographed in St. Mary's County, please e-mail me at Pet photo sessions make a unique holiday gift.

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept Craft Fair yesterday was the best ever.  There was quite a crowd. (If only we could bring the dog.)

     Zeus and Scarlet.  These two were bickering.

     Angel doing a pedicure

     Winston was a real character.  We tried to get him to raise his head feathers.

      He talked ALOT!  He was very cute  eating here and dropping his food.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Mexico Travelogue November 7, 2018

St. Mary's County Camera Club is celebrating its' 20th Anniversary this Wednesday at the Southern Maryland Higher Education, California ,MD, 7 PM, room posted inside entrances.  Jim and I are the presenters for a Mexico travelogue of photographs taken mostly from the Yucatan, also Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and more.  Join us for our free presentation, approximately 20-30 minutes including lots of variety (art, music, wildlife, culture, history, architecture, people, beaches, etc.). Bring a friend and pass the word!

                 Ek Balam ancient ruins

                  Flamingo dispute