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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...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

River Concert Series The Art of Dance June 28, 2019

 Ballet Caliente dancers

 performed "Les Sylphides", music by F. Chopin.
Magical white creatures romantically danced in the moonlight

A young dreamer watched the stage closely

 Horn soloist, Nathaniel Silberschlag prepared for his performance.

 Jeffrey Silberschlag conductor, José Cueto, Nicholas Currie and the Chesapeake Orchestra performed "Tabula rasa" by Arvo Pärt

 Jeffrey Silberschlag

The performance by Ballet Caliente and the Chesapeake Orchestra was shortened due to a sudden thunder storm.

Monday, June 24, 2019

River Concert Series The Travel Program June 21 2019

 The Travel Program featured music from around the world including South Indian traditional dance by Radha Ganesan.  The dance was very expressive and incredible coordination.  She is a very talented woman.

She was cheerfully introduced by her brother, Dr. Krishna Jayaraman, one of Jim's doctors from Mechanicsville.

 Performing with her were 4 young talented women.

Among the horns on Friday, were the Silberschlag sons, Nathaniel and Zachary, both very talented musicians.

Zach performed a complicated solo at the concert, and received the traditional handshake from his father, Jeffrey Silberschlag.

They played 2 particular favorites of mine at the end, "Moldau" by Smetana and "Tales of the Vienna Woods" by J. Strauss Jr.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Peacocks at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve May 1, 2019

I love to look at peacocks, even though they are slightly obnoxious.  Their iridescent colors are just beautiful.


 An unusual viewpoint

The End (I couldn't resist!)