I am posting this list to honor that I have lived in Maryland now for *gulp* 20 years and lived in it's capital city Annapolis for eleven of those years.
So, the question is: Now that I've lived here in Maryland longer than the place where I grew up, am I "from" Maryland?
I still sometimes feel like a fish out of water, living on the East Coast. I don't suppose I have ever lived anywhere that I completely "fit in" anyhow.
I am sure of one thing, though. I do love living near the Chesapeake. I relish living near water. (I grew up not far from the Ohio River.) Now I live near a creek that washes into a larger stream, out into the Severn River that flows into one of the earth's largest estuaries, The Chesapeake Bay.
I have grown to love this flat, marshy landscape with all my heart (well, except in the middle of boggy summers when the needle hits 90 and the relative humidity is hovering near 95%). But I have to admit even in the height of mosquito season the Marshes are still beautiful.
But the marshlands come alive in the Autumn.
|Autumn in the Marshes|
|Door of the Hammond Harwood House|
|State House Dome, close-up|
|Annapolis Skyline from the Dock|
|McGarvey's Saloon, All Decked Out|