Monday, November 1, 2010

Walk This Way


On Monday Mr. Quinn and I decided to go for a little drive down to St. Mary's College.  It is a lovely campus, most of which is perched on a hill overlooking the St. Mary's River.


 


As we walked down to the beach we passed by this plant.  It was a shrub/tree really and I have no idea what it is, but there were quite a few of them and they were covered in these fluffy white flowers or seeds that resembled puffs of cotton.




There are beautiful cedar trees all over the campus and the adjoining historic sites, and their weathered bark tells the tale of all that they have endured over the years.  These trees may have even welcomed the first Europeans to Maryland back in the 1600's.




Mr. Quinn had a wonderful time keeping the squirrels at bay while I took pictures.  He was on a leash so his attempts to herd the squirrels were quite futile.  I was able to stop long enough to snap this picture through the trees looking out across the river and down the steep staircase that leads to the beach.

It really is a beautiful place to spend four years of your life, or simply an afternoon!

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18 comments:

  1. Heart-stopping photos. My blood pressure goes down here every time I visit. Deep sigh! A-M xx

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  2. Your photos are really lovely, Kat...looks like a beautiful day!

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  3. Love the photos! I never got to visit your part of Maryland. Maryland is such a spread out state with multiple personalities and treasures to discover and explore everywhere. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a lovely afternoon.
    Cindy

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  4. Gorgeous photos. Don't you love grand old trees like those cedars - the stories they could tell! I hope Mr. Quinn is better behaved than Juno on a leash, as I have a hard time taking photos with her wanting to run off and do interesting things and me wanting my arms still for the sake of the photos.

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  5. What a lovely way to capture God's beauty and share it with us. Have a lovely day.

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  6. Those walks are very magical aren't they!

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  7. Gorgeous photos Kat! My parents love St. Marys, they just raved at how beautiful it is. So glad that you got a chance to get out and capture all this beauty! I bet Mr. Quinn had a great time! :)

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos Kat!! That first picture was stunning! What a beautiful area to live in.

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  9. How lucky the students are to live in such beauty. Great photos!!!

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  10. Kat, Your photographs are so beautiful. We will have to make a trip to St. Marys one day. Please stop by my blog for a surprise.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  11. Kat, that first picture just takes my breath away.

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  12. Add my praise to the pile ... great photos, as always. Fall around here is SOOO beautiful.

    If I know you, I'll bet you took this chance one-on-one with Quinn to break the news to him about the impending arrival of his new baby sister. I can't wait to meet her!!

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  13. What a lovely
    respite in the
    day! Bet you
    and Quinn really
    enjoyed the quiet.
    Great pics : ) !!
    xx Suzanne

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  14. Beautiful area and gorgeous photos! My favorite is the cedar tree!
    Cathy

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  15. You live in such a scenic area! I just adore your photos. Always something to look forward to.
    Brenda

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  16. That cedar tree is incredible! And what an unusual shrub that is. Did Bugs decide on a college yet, or did I miss that post? Pretty surroundings and close to home, hmmmmm. xo ~Lili

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  17. These photos are amazing! I'm really loving the last in particular! gorgeous!

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