Mill Cove An Artistic Interpretation

It’s been a while since I had an easier day when I could go out and explore. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore near Cambridge Maryland is home to all sorts of wildlife. I usually only make it there once, maybe twice a year and it tends to be in wintertime. Heading out…

National Wildlife Visitors Center

There are so many exciting things to discover around the world and many times we dream of places far away. Little do we realize that magical places could be just down the road from our homes. Many of these places are quiet and off of the beaten track where nature and mankind have created harmony…

Cunningham Falls

  Maryland has been receiving an incredible amount of rain this past month and as a result flooding has occurred in many areas of Central Maryland, including the devastation once again of Ellicott City. With so much rain, Cunningham Falls in Catoctin Mountains near Frederick surely would be bursting with water and I couldn’t wait…

Autumnscapes

Every once in a while I take the time to look at my blog statistics and on some days I notice a spike in visitors. I like to see what brought the visitors to Hoofbeats and Footprints, and there was a new link I hadn’t seen before. This week I was included in a list…

Assateague Island National Seashore

Maryland, my Maryland. A truly unique area where within a two-hour drive we can go from the mountains to the seashore. With the Nation’s Capital just a short drive away as well as Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation. It’s a wondrous area with endless places to explore. At the end of September, we were…

The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway National Park across from Mount Vernon on the Potomac River in Accoceek, Maryland. This unique place is a gem off of the beaten track but has amazing views on the river and is home to an authentic historical Colonial farm. Established…

Barns in Carroll County

Today was a field trip to northern Carroll County, not 20 miles south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania through the sweeping Maryland farmland. While photography was not the purpose of my trip, sometimes you have to enjoy the journey on the way to your destination. I just couldn’t help myself to do a screeching halt by two…

May Day in Annapolis

A time-honored tradition in Annapolis since 1965 is the celebration of May Day. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Annapolis, May Day is the day of beautiful flower baskets throughout the historic town. Both residents and business alike join in for the celebration of spring and each year the creative expressions are inspiring. When walking…

My World Without Color

I love color. I really love color. The colors that the natural world brings to our lives. But for some odd reason, the concept of capturing the world in black and white has suddenly appeared. Perhaps it’s because of an addition of a new iPhone app to my phone that is to blame. Filmborn is…

Down on the Farm

There’s a farm down on the river. A farm that few people know about. This historical land situated on the beautiful Potomac River across from Mount Vernon, home of George Washington himself. The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway National Park is located on 200 acres and has a number of original barns and fencing as…