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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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River Concert Series “Prayer For Our Planet” on Youtube from July 10th.

Watch the River Concert Series “Prayer For Our Planet” on Youtube from July 10th.  Jim had 2 videos Henrik Naimark-Meyers and Ballet Calient...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Southern Maryland Colonial Faire and Fall Festival Oct 19, 2019


Fire!  By First Maryland Regiment and Brooke's Company of Calvert Militia

 Still life decorations by the Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club.  They were very beautiful and tasteful.

 Red tailed hawk and other birds of prey presented by Mike and his friend.

 Eastern screech owl

 Barn owl

 Colonial costume detail

 Barn wall texture

Chalk Point Generating Station (Coal power plant) reflection by the river

This event was very well organized and they thought of everything.  There were even golf carts to help seniors get up the steep hill from the parking lot!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sunflowers 1

Sunflowers come in a variety of colors like yellow, red and orange.  (I used to think they were only yellow.)  When I saw a few fields of sunflowers, their heads turn toward the sun, so sometimes I needed to walk quite a distance to get a good photo, or they weren't facing the right way to include the sunset.  These were all mostly sunny day photos.

 I liked this one, since it had an unusual number of petals and a frilly look.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Brookside Gardens

Brookside Garden Reflections in the Spring



Flower Reflections

Monday, October 7, 2019

After Hours Opening of When Darkness Falls

Please come see the new exhibit "When Darkness Falls:  Night Explorations" at Annmarie Gardens.  The theme of the artistic works includes the mystery and illumination of light in the darkness.  

You are invited to the Friday evening reception at the Gardens to meet the artists and see the winners.  This will be my sixth participation in one of their exhibits! 

The display will be upstairs in the Kay Daugherty Gallery, where I will have 2 photographs this time, "Ghost" and "HVFD Fireworks".  

The opening reception is:
Friday Oct 11, 2019
5-8 pm
13470 Dowell Rd, Solomons, MD

Usually music and light refreshments including wine (so sorry, no children)
Usually $5 admission or so

The dates of the exhibit are from October 11, 2019-January 26, 2020, open whenever the garden building is open.

For more information visit:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Exotic and Not So Exotic Flowers

While my camera is still being fixed for an old shutter and minor repairs, here are some pretty flowers from earlier this year.

 Red Tower Ginger (Hawaiian)

 Mexican Honeysuckle?






 A little rain helps

Pentas or Bright Pink Egyptian Star Cluster