Take a Trip to Ladew Topiary Gardens

* Last fall, my husband and I had time all to ourselves during the week while the kids were in school; I was on fall break and my husband took a day off. We spent the day at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland, just 29 miles north of Baltimore in Monkton. It’s a great way […]

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If You Want to Cry, Give These A Try

I’ve found myself in a somewhat melancholy mood over the last week. I learned that a friend of mine—more of an acquaintance, really—passed away unexpectedly. She was close in age to me, but still, news like this has that power to rock your world. It is an all-too vivid reminder that none of us will […]

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Lines and Patterns and Trees—Oh My!

Borrowing the title and twisting it a little from “The Wizard of Oz,” today’s WordPress photo challenge involves lines and patterns, and for me, trees. Oh my! This photo was taken in December at Pine Valley Farms near Westminster, Maryland. My family and I have been going there to cut down our Christmas tree for […]

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The View from Pendennis Mount

My dear friend, Debbie, posted this gorgeous photo a few weeks ago on my Facebook page and said, “This is the area of the Severn River (in Maryland) I picture is the kids’ houses in ‘Beneath the Mimosa Tree.’ Am I right?” Indeed you are, Debbie. I’m sorry to bombard you, readers, with photographs of […]

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