This past weekend I spent the days and nights on Maryland's eastern shore, a place I love to visit for it's southern style hospitality and country living style. Yes, it is still a part of the state of Maryland but in many ways makes you feel like you have left town and visited some other place.
After the long, brutally cold Winter that brought us record low temperatures and record high snow accumulations, we are now only a few days from the start of Spring. I've been on the lookout for the early signs like Jonquils and Tulips breaking ground and Robins strutting about in search of worms. No luck so far but any day now, and it will be official.
Baltimore celebrated the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem with a "Star Spangled Spectacular" event (Sept 10-16) with a week of activities. With Baltimore's long and rich maritime history, this provided another opportunity for the much beloved tall ships to sail into town, right out of the history books.
Yes, it is still quite warm in the Mid Atlantic Region but make no mistake, the waning days of summer have begun. I can see it in certain trees whose foliage has already begun the transformation from it's lush summer appearance. It's that time of year where you may find yourself with mixed feelings.