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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


This weekend was Talbot Humane's annual Bark in the Park fundraiser. Normally, I have tons of pics to show you, but this year we had Scout, Nigel, and Kelly's Gus all dressed up for the costume parade and as we were being herded and counted and marched along single file in an attempt to break the Guinness record for costumed dogs in a parade...I was distracted, and Nigel was too fidgety for me to bother with my camera.
Not sure yet how many dogs were in the parade, but I have to say we were so impressed by how organized the event was.

Speaking of Nigel, here's the favor...Hair O' The Dog Wine and Spirits in Easton, a sponsor of the Bark In The Park Parade is holding a little contest of its own to promote the event. Costumed dogs were invited to the store to have their pictures taken and the owners of the three dogs with the most "likes" win gift cards. Nigel and I would love it if you'd take a minute to like his pic on their Facebook page. Just click here...Hair OTheDog. Thank you, kindly. Frankly, I think I earned free booze making that hat. So many tiny little pieces, lined and interfaced. It was a labor of love. He had his heart set on being Sherlock, so what could I do?
I did take a handful of photos. My fave people costumes...this pair of mail carriers.
One of the best dog costumes...this Melon Collie.
This is always such a fun event, and it was made even better by the fact that this year, our children and niece were visiting.
Monday morning I was up early to feed Abby and drive down to Blackwater. Bad weather is moving this way and I wanted to take advantage of the abundant sunshine and the first deliciously chilly day.
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hope you find the time to enjoy the fall sunshine this week. XO.
Vote for Nigel!!


  1. Mary - I love Nigel. I love Sherlock. I love Nigel as Sherlock. I'll head over to vote hope I am not too late. PS love the leaf heart, I wanted to copy that idea, but hate to copy.

  2. Thank you, Kim! Please copy the wreath. I think the world needs all the lovely hearts it can get just now. Don't have the official word from Hair O' The Dog, but I believe Nigel aka Sherlock is out in front with the most likes. Excited to see the big changes coming at your place.
    XO, Mary


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