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Never Get Tired of Hummers

I must admit, now that the hummers are here I’ve been a bit addicted to constantly being on the outlook for them. I have definitely confirmed that there are at least two of them, and perhaps up to four that buzz in and out of my garden. They’ve been hungrily dining on the sweet water…

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Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Good morning ! Wondering what you’re doing today. Got anything fun for me to eat? I’ve been running around the garden, wondering where the butterflies are. It’s time for the Monarchs to pass through and I’m looking for those bright orange beauties. Here’s one – all by itself along with the other butterflies in the…

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Walk with me if you dare, through the ghost halls of the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Notoriously known as ESP, this fourteen-acre, city wide block sized prison was built in 1829. Built like a castle fortress, at least sunny skies are present to guide us on this visit. ESP was considered to be…

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Musings

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?’ These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will be many…

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Strength & Perseverance

The tiny hummingbird is so strong and fierce. This teeny thing travels thousands of miles, wings fluttering in a blur. Taking nearly 250 breaths per minute and a heart rates up to 1250 per minute. The smallest bird in North America, the Ruby Throated Hummingbird is fueling up before heading to Central America for the…

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A Red Ball

The late summer day was hazy, even if the temperatures were cooling. The waters on the Chesapeake Bay were calmer than usual, with many summer revelers already returned to the marina for the evening. The Osprey had returned to their nests for the night, but staying ever vigilant of passerby’s. The Baltimore Lighthouse stood the…

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Giraffes!

It’s been one of my dreams to be able to travel to Africa and ride a horse galloping alongside beautiful Giraffes. It’s a long way from home and certainly costs a pretty penny. So to get my giraffe fix, a visit to the Maryland Zoo and the Giraffe feeding station was in order. These elegant…

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The Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill of Baltimore, Maryland is a wonderfully presented small zoo. A wide variety of wildlife in wide open spaces are enjoyed up close and personal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I feel like I’m nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them. Bindi Irwin

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A Fishy Day

This week has been a week of entertaining guests. A boat ride on the Chesapeake Bay was certainly appropriate and the weather cooperated. Stopping at a waterfront restaurant for takeout, it seems we weren’t the only ones looking for a seafood meal. A family had just returned from a good morning of fishing on the…