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Opportunity

I feel like it’s been a week of missed opportunity. My little darling fox has only been showing glimpses of his presence in the garden and even this morning saw him trot by in the front driveway. Pretty much the only look I get of him is his beautiful tail, but what a tail it…

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Jousting at Maryland Renn Fest

A cheery hello from the Maryland Renaissance festival that is held every year in Crownsville, Maryland. While the season is over, the jovial excitement remains. One of the most exciting events is the jousting competition where knights from across the country come to the RennFest to compete. Imagine, thundering hooves as the heavily armored knights…

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Lunchtime at the Dam

At Conowingo Dam, it’s all about the Shad. This powerful dam across the Susquehanna River holds back the water’s power and harnesses it for energy for the surrounding area. Running the locks periodically to maintain water levels, the shad run through the dam and are knocked silly and float up to the surface, making easy…

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Mustn’t Forget

Autumn Days By Estelle White Autumn days, when the grass is jewelled And the silk inside a chestnut shell Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled All these things I love so well So I mustn’t forget No, I mustn’t forget To say a great big thank you I mustn’t forget. Clouds that…

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The Contenders

Dawn at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park. Time for a duel. A duel between youth and age. In one side of the corner is the ten-point buck. At least five years of age, due to the growth of his antlers. Marked with a big green “X” and a GPS signal generator for park tracking purposes.…

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Bits and Pieces

Even though I’ve been running around like crazy this week, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have my camera on the ready. Sitting on the dining room table, the “baby” is always ready for action. So a few bits and pieces from the manor’s life this week. First up..my neighbor’s cat Chester, a wonderfully big…

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Where is it?

Think you’ve lost me? Nope, I’ve been a busy early Santa elf, preparing for the holidays as they snuck up on me and are peeking around the corner. I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the chipmunk gathering his acorns for winter. Things are starting to come together but I’ve still have a few full days…

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What Will You Discover?

“What Will You Discover?” Is the calling of Luray Caverns and Museums, located in Luray, Virginia on the outskirts of Shenandoah National Park. This natural and historical place boasts of past life in the Shenandoah Valley and mysterious caverns below the earth’s surface. Many visitors that come to see the caverns miss the wonderful opportunity…

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Ready to Ride?

The boys wanted to pop in and say “Hay! How ya doing?” Autumn has been pretty awesome and we’d love for you to come over to the barn so that we could ride a beautiful country lane. We can enjoy the meadows as well as the forests. We’ll ride by the pond and say hello…

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Elephant Pumpkin Smash at the Maryland Zoo

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater, Had a wife but couldn’t keep her; He put her in a pumpkin shell And there he kept her very well. Peter, Peter pumpkin eater, Had another and didn’t love her; Peter learned to read and spell, And then he loved her very well. Source: Betts, The Complete Mother Goose (1909)…