Sunday, July 31, 2011

Point Lookout State Park, Maryland

Point Lookout State Park is located at the southern tip of St. Mary's county in Maryland.   It is a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River.   It's a popular summer destination for fishing, camping, and cooling off in the river (although not everywhere as seen above). 

During the Civil War, Point Lookout was a Union Prison of War camp.   Over 50,000 Confederate soldiers were held there, and according to Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources close to 4,000 soldiers died at the POW camp.  

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Annemarie Sculpture Garden, Dowell Maryland

Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is very cool places to visit in Calvert County, Maryland (about and hour and half from Washington DC).   It includes a walking tour with lots of sculptures (some on loan from the Smithsonian in DC) and this summer thru September 25th, they have a special exhibit called "Fairies in the Garden"   in the memory of local artist who apparently was a big contributor to Annemarie center.   For more information checkout their web site:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunflower Field in Montgomery County, Maryland

located on River Road near Seneca Maryland.  This sunflower field is on the grounds of McKee Besher Wildlife Management. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Game

Phillies beat the Braves 14-1 , last game before the All- Star Game! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Washington DC, 4th of July Fireworks

All the photographs were taken across the Potomac River in Arlington, VA!  Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! 45th Annual Palisades Parade, Washington DC

Mayor of Washington DC, Vicent Gray

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day Trip to Rehoboth Beach DE

Kicked off the 4th of July weekend with a day trip to Rehoboth Beach Delaware.   The traffic getting there wasn't great, but the beach and weather was nice!    This cool dog on the main drag was my favorite photo of the day!

Leaving Rehoboth with the sun setting....