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Summer :: Great Falls Revisited

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz I’ve used that quote a few times when I’ve talked about the fun of exploring nature through different seasons,…

Exploring the Annapolis Waterfront

We recently met up with friends to explore a little bit of Annapolis, Maryland. It’s only about an hour away from us, but we just hadn’t gotten around to making the trek {I blame the wretched D.C. traffic}. And…

Bloom Where You’re Planted

“Bloom where you are planted.” ~ St Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva {1567-1622} Many of us have heard this phrase in an inspirational context – especially in the military, where we and our families are supposed to pick up…

Accent du Terroir

Accent du terroir is a French term that just means “flavor of the land.” When I’ve heard it, it’s been used in talking about wine, and how wines take on the flavor of the land their grapes are grown in.…