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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...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve May 1, 2019




Four Horned Sheep

Auodad Sheep ewe

 Eurasian Lynx


Australian Emu

On a recent vacation, we photographed some interesting animals at the wildlife preserve.  More to come...

I also photograph domestic animals at people's homes and nearby parks in St. Mary's County MD

Monday, May 20, 2019

SMAWL Animal Fair May 18 2019

I decided to volunteer for SMAWL, the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, to help take photos of the rescue animals.  I might as well make myself useful.  I think it would make me feel good to help get a pet adopted.

 Our dog, Sarita, a toy poodle rescue, enjoying the pet parade.  She is a senior, about 13 years old.  We adopted her about 3 years ago.

I loved the curly tail.

Making friends.

SMAWL volunteers

Adorable kittens at the fair.  
I assume they are up for adoption along with the older ones.

Among all of the dog and cat vendors, I met Debbie Koehler, who sells horse saddles and accessories.  Many of the saddles are older and never used.

Help for Pets supplies help to people with low and no incomes for their pets.  I would think a pet for a lonely homeless person would provide lots of love.

I met SOMD Pinups for Paws before in Leonardtown another time too.  They are a nonprofit that create vintage looking calendars and give the proceeds to animal rescue groups.  Cute outfits ladies!

They even had a kissing booth for donations.

Exotic pets were included too.  (One time I met a pet piglet at the fair).

Calvert K-9 rescue helps find missing people.  
They demonstrated how Max located Lindsey (right) using her scent.

BFF, Bone-A-Fied Friends Forever Pet Services, does dog training.  Beasley is a popular dog in pet commercials on TV.  You may have seen him in a recent commercial.

He and his trainer are very talented.

We enjoyed the Woof it Down contest.  
This dog was willing to help his person finish off his food too.  LOL!

Pet Parade starring SMAWLIE and the banner holding volunteers.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Walking Challenge

When I take walks around the neighborhood, I like to challenge myself to photograph things I see along the way that I didn’t notice the last time I walked.  I use my camera or cell phone, whichever I have with me.  These were taken and edited with my phone.  It it an exercise in seeing.  I challenge YOU to try the same.  Try not to repeat what you photographed earlier, unless it looks significantly different.

Cool Poodle with her Shades

Our toy poodle has really bad cataracts and is going blind.  She is scared by bright sunlight, so I bought her these stylish sunglasses to protect her eyes from the sharp light.  She does look cute in them.

I love photographing pets and senior dogs are special.

Monday, May 6, 2019

New dog friends Lacee and Addison

While walking in my neighborhood I met some neighbors playing with their dogs in the water.  So cute.  They were sure having fun in the cold water.

 Lacee, a white German Shepherd

 Addison, a Great Dane

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