The Cypress Trees of NC

I’ve been eyeing this spot where the cypress trees grow out of the water just a bit south west of Oriental, NC for sometime. I had this vision for a perfect sunrise. I finally made it! The sun was a bit too far to the east yet to rise directly behind the cypress trees, but the color and the reflections were fabulous!

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The Winter That Won’t Quit

Hard to believe that on 7 April, in Washington, DC, they are calling for snow flurries… but they are.   This is the winter that just won’t quit in the DC area.   Yet, my daughter and I made the trek down to the Tidal Basin, to see the Cherry Blossoms, this morning.   It was cold, wet, and windy…  with no sunrise from all the cloud cover.   But, I walked away with a little Jefferson, Washington, and Cherry Blossoms.

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The New Spring

To day, the first full day of spring, mother nature brought about 6 inches of snow to beautiful Southern Maryland.   It’s the new Spring.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Sunrise

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Wreaths Across America – Arlington 2017

My mom 

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A Weekend Trip to Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

My youngest daughter, who mastered in history, (sorry I had to get that in) and I visited Colonial Williamsburg this weekend.   The last time we were in Williamsburg together she participated in the colonial American Girl doll, Felicity, tour and tea.    Colonial Williamsburg hasn’t changed; then again, how could it?  🙂

Since everyone counts steps… we walked 18,000 steps on Friday and 12,000 steps on Saturday throughout Colonial Williamsburg .. my dogs were barking!   But so worth the visit …

Friday we had a wonderful lunch at Josiah Chownings Tavern and at Kings Arm’s Tavern on Saturday.   At Kings Arm’s Tavern we enjoyed our peanut soup while being serenade with Christmas carols from these 2 entertaining guys:

At R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse and Stage we enjoyed a cup of velvety chocolate.

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We toured the Governor’s Palace, Courthouse, Capitol, Magazine, Bruton Parish Church, the Public Gaol and so much more in very random order.   Here is a snippet of the sights throughout Colonial Williamsburg.

Capitol Reflections at Christmas

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You can never hide the sun for long…

First snowfall of the season in beautiful Southern Maryland.    A view from my room.

 

Sunrise, from the West

The sunrise this morning over Oriental, North Carolina was spectacular!  I was watching the sun rise over the Neuse River in Pamlico County watching between the supports of the Oriental Bridge.   The blues, pinks and a little bit of gold were just amazing.   Then I turned around to find this beautiful scene.   The sun clearly rises in the east, but on this morning it was a sunrise from the west.

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Ahh, the Beautiful Patuxent River at Sunrise

The 115 mile Patuxent River is the largest and longest river entirely within Maryland, and its watershed is the largest completely within Maryland.

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