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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...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel Dec 26-28, 2019

 Jim took me for a romantic trip to a surprise place right after the holiday, the Boardwalk Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Beautiful place and the weather was pleasant too.  I would recommend visiting only during the off season.

Victoria's Restaurant

The Lobby

 There were lots of little Christmas village decorations embedded in a "tree".

 A train and carousel in another Christmas village by the spa

 A model of the hotel decorated for the holiday on the piano

 A nativity scene sat on a mantel in Victoria's restaurant.

The lovely pink Victorian house next to the Boardwalk Plaza

A man making bubbles on Rehoboth Avenue.

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach from the rooftop of the Boardwalk Plaza.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Flat Iron Farm Holiday Shops December 23, 2019

Barn at Night

 Joe Norris singing folk songs

 Dog in the shop

 Pony rides


Giant Nutcrackers

 Old bottles in front of lights

 Christmas Village

Old Ambulance

Live Nativity December 15, 2019

 Leonardtown Baptist Church

I can't forget the sheep!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Annmarie Garden in Lights Dec 22, 21019

Annmarie Garden in Lights is spectacular this year.  Well worth the visit if you are properly dressed for the weather.

 It was princess night with a flute choir.  These fair country folk were on hand to be photographed with young princesses to be.

 Winter scene

 Clever shadow area with several lights shining on white boards.

 These jellyfish were made of recycled plastic, even bubble wrap.

Don't forget to see the When Darkness Falls exhibit upstairs to see my ghost and fireworks photos!

  For more information on Annmarie Garden in Lights, see through Jan 1st.

Monday, December 16, 2019

New York City Favorite Photos Nov 27-Dec 1, 2019

 I went to New York to sing "The Messiah" at Carnegie Hall with DCINY choirs around the world on December 1st.  While there I took lots of photos (of everywhere but inside Carnegie Hall) and even visited B & H Photo and Video store on Thanksgiving day.  Photo of the outside of Carnegie Hall.

 Pillsbury Doughboy in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

B & H Photo Video Store loved by Photographers

 Empire State Building

 Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

Central Park view

Snow monkey in Central Park Zoo

 M & M Store, Times Square

 Lillie's Victorian Establishment for dinner

 Nutcracker collection at Lillie's

Rockefeller Center Ice Skaters

 Lovely fountain near Rockefeller center