Green tea in the sunshine ...

What a difference cool air in July makes here in Maryland!  Rowing out to Lark, for a while on board in the early morning, then weeding the asparagus bed, then concocting some sun tea ... green tea with jasmine, handful of mint and juice, grated rind, and sliced up Meyer lemon brought back from the garden of a friend in California .... aaaah .... grateful!

What a difference cool air in July makes here in Maryland!  Rowing out to Lark, for a while on board in the early morning, then weeding the asparagus bed, then concocting some sun tea ... green tea with jasmine, handful of mint and juice, grated rind, and sliced up Meyer lemon brought back from the garden of a friend in California .... aaaah .... grateful!

How low does the water drop ...

Click to view photos ... the natural sand of our Arden on the Severn beaches .....

Escape at last!

Escaped from the cottage at last - floods of rain washed away the snow - and then the skies blew clear ... blue and lovely and 50 degrees .... haze of buds on the trees ....

January 3rd - 53 degrees Fahrenheit

Click on photos to see Valentine Creek today. Lark is secured to her mooring pending winter's blast - meantime little sparrows are rustling in the cattails, small schools of fish busy about life, and under the rising tide at the little beach, the sand shows prints of the determined feet of the Great Blue Heron who lives here. 

My morning walk goes by the Severn

My morning walk is a mile round, turning left uphill from my cottage, winding around to arrive at the overlook, a hundred feet above the Severn Narrows, then down steps to a little beach, Whitney's Landing ....    click to view ....

Lycoris from a friend

Three years ago a friend gave me lycoris bulbs from her late father's garden ... they are starting to bloom now, surrounded by wild mint - so delicate and have their own subtle hint of perfume .... August heat yet morning peace ....