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Solar Eclipse 2017

Today was the day! The 2017 solar eclipse that traveled across the USA. I enjoyed the event on the ground of the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) in Smyrna DE, along with a few thousand other folks. I wasn't able to find a screw-on filter for my camera...

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

During one lovely October afternoon, I felt the need to get out and go somewhere different. So I took a drive up the Baltimore with the intent of visiting a museum. But it was so gorgeous out that I decided to skip the museum (after all, I can do that during yucky...

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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

It was a beautiful September day and I took the day off to visit Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE. This is a spectacular estate, part of the duPont empire that seems to permeate much of northern Delaware.  You can find plenty of history and more...

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Delaware’s Cypress Swamp

I recently visited one of Delaware's State Parks that I'd been wanting to see for awhile now.  It's "The Great Cypress Swamp", part of Trap Pond State Park. When you think of cypress trees and swamps, most people think of Louisiana or another southern state, but the...

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My Day Trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

I am taking a long-overdue vacation right now (only a week) but I'm trying to make the most out of it. I'm staying at home, but taking some day trips. That's one of the things I love about living on the east coast - there's so much, so close.  My first trip was to...

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SDRA Wine Tasting 2016

I recently attended the 2016 wine tasting and auction for the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association. The event is a fund raiser that features an auction and lots of good food and wine. This was the second year I've attended since moving to Smyrna, and also the...

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Ocean City Airshow 2016

This past weekend I attended the Ocean City, MD airshow. There wasn't a cloud in sight and the temperature was definitely in the comfort zone. The boardwalk and beach were quite crowded, as anticipated, but I managed to find some good spots for shots. I took over 400...

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Farewell, My Beloved Eleanor

My beloved little Eleanor (aka "Sweet Girl") passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016. While holding Eleanor and waiting for the vet to come in for that final shot to put her to sleep, I was thinking about the first time I held her. When I met Eleanor, she broke my heart....

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St. Johns Chapel Ruin Revisited

Last summer I took a trip to photograph an old Episcopal church ruin located alongside a quiet country road. It's name is St. John's Chapel, located just west of the town of Easton, MD. It's over the bridge on Unionville Road / Rt. 370, a smaller road that connects to...

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Ebenezer Church & Cemetery

This past weekend we got a break from winter and had a lovely, sunny day. So I took advantage of it and took a drive around the Smyrna DE countryside to see what I might come across.  What I stumbled upon was this wonderful abandoned church and cemetery. Directly...

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My First Visit to Cape Henlopen

Though I'm sitting at home in the middle of a nasty snowstorm, I can't complain a whole lot since it's been a really mild winter up until only about a week or so ago.  I was sitting on my porch in my jammies at Christmas, and was wonderfully comfortable. Even so, I'm...

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Sunset at Rock Hall

This past weekend I decided to head due west to see where I ended up. Of course, living on a peninsula, I knew I'd reach the Chesapeake Bay, but that's a fairly large and vague destination. But sometimes it's fun to just pick a road or a direction to see where it...

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