Life, art, and nature on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Monday, January 28, 2013


Yesterday, knowing the foul weather was about to return, we set off on another woodsy ramble. This time we went to Adkins Arboretum in Denton, MD. Wow! Why we've not been regular visitors to this outstanding 400 acre native garden and preserve all these years, I don't know. Like Blackwater, it is only about 25 minutes away.
Caroline County had a bit more snow than we did on Friday, so there was a nice little crunch underfoot and the temperature was just above freezing. We fell in love with this place and can't wait to go back. The walking trails are smooth and easy to negotiate and bikes, dogs, and cross-country skis are allowed.
Check here for more information and a schedule of upcoming activities. We are definitely planning to go back for the Full Moon Walk or one of the Soup 'N Walks.
Have a look...

Icicles on the creek bank.
What is this bird? Anyone? Not the best pic but I was startled when this one's mate flew right up in front of me. Woodcock?
The Arboretum keeps a small herd of goats for controlling invasive plant species. We happened along at feeding time.
Did someone say dinner?
Today we woke to freezing rain. Thursday's temp is supposed to be 60 degrees. Then we dip back down for another frigid weekend. What a roller coaster, this winter is. Waiting for the slop to stop falling so I can let the grumpy mares out, then I'm going to get to work. Seems to me I've been promising some tutorials for a few weeks now.
Hope you're staying warm and dry, and finding time to make something at your house. XO.

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