Monday, December 14, 2015

The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square

Attending my sister's rehearsal dinner at the Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square was a real treat. Located in the heart of Washington D.C., it provided a very fitting environment on the eve of the marriage between an Army (groom) and Navy (bride) family. As you can see from the photos, there is a real sense of pride in our country's military history and tradition. You can learn more here.

Wreaths of Williamsburg

Trying now to fight this feeling... of such loneliness,
Softly speaking to myself... a lonely Christmas wish.
Actually my Christmas wish... is now a Christmas prayer,
Thank you for the men who serve... our country everywhere.

Thank you for our families... who enjoy this Christmas free,
Thank you for the other men... who serve this ship with me.
Thank you for allowing me... to make this sacrifice,
A joyous Christmas for our families... makes it worth the price.

From A Christmas at Sea author unknown

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Day on the York


Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea -
Past the houses, past the headlands,
Into deep Eternity!

Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league our from land?

Emily Dickinson

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Autumn Evening: Porpoise Cove

We vacationed here in late July and fell in love with this magical place. Special thanks to our Deltaville realtor Hunter Law for helping our family acquire a piece of heaven and for the recommendation for the famous Rivah Dip to have on closing night!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Collective Memory

Grandfather: the father of one's father or mother; a forefather

Friday, July 24, 2015

Swan Creek


Callinectes sapidus

Beautiful Swimmers they know how to move
Slidin' cross the water like a steel guitar
Beautiful Swimmers stay in the groove
Riding constant currents near and far

Standing in a tidal pool just east of Baltimore
Watching little blue crabs navigate the eastern shore
Every bayou stream and river in time runs to the sea
Every flounder, tadpole, and softshell feels the choreography

There all Beautiful Swimmers who know how to move
Sneakin' pass the draggers and the oyster bars
Beautiful Swimmers just feel the groove
Painting liquid brush strokes like Renoir

Jimmy Buffet

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Deltaville Creek House



Deltaville is known as Annapolis South. We know it as a piece of heaven as we wait for our household goods to move across the country.