Only the Really Cool Trees Have Knees: Secrets of Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Bald cypress trees are an ancient tree that once covered parts of Delaware, Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Cypress trees have been dredged from the Baltimore Inner Harbor, and stumps thought to be a hundred thousand years old have been found at the mouth of the Patapsco River. Logs tens of thousands of years old have […]

Holiday Lights at Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Just one month of every year the Annmarie Sculpture Garden transforms into a Garden of Lights. As you stroll the quarter-mile, wheel-chair accessible (and stroller accessible) walk, you get to discover a cool light show… wild animals… a magical ocean… wintery wonderlands… aliens… and dragons. In addition, some of the sculptures are incorporated into the […]

Night of the Blue Heron: Solomons Island Bed & Breakfast Offers a Pleasant Retreat

The view from our balcony at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast Inn. Solomons Island is a quaint island in southern Maryland, in Calvert County. Although once called Bourne’s Island in the 1600s and then Somervell’s Island in the mid-1700s, in the 1800s, island became known as Solomons Island when Baltmore businessman  Isaac Solomon established […]