Washington, D.C., LDS Temple

Washington, D.C., LDS Temple

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Washington, D.C., Latter-Day Saints Temple in Kensington, Maryland, is holding an Open House for the general public. The gleaming building of Alabama white marble sits on hilltop grounds covering nearly 60 acres.  Colorful garden beds lead up to a sparkling central fountain. The Temple reaches nearly…

Two Days in Maryland

Two Days in Maryland

The geese glided across the sparkling blue water.  The long branches of the white birches reached upward, standing out against the deep blue sky and their neighboring bare trees.  The day was cold but clear as my companion and I explored Patapsco Valley State Park.  I had returned to Maryland the night before for a quick…

Between Seasons in Baltimore

Between Seasons in Baltimore

The still-green trees swayed in the wind as the rain poured down in sheets.  I stood at my friend’s white quartz kitchen island and put together our frequent supper of a cheese/deli board.  When the weather cooperates, we like to sup on the roof deck, with its views of the ever-changing Baltimore sky-scape.  But clearly…

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Henry VIII dispensed Solomonic judgement in cases involving the feuding feudal families the Hatfields and the McCoys. That’s the bizarre view of history presented in “Court’s Court”, one of the stage shows at this year’s Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville. Established in 1977 and wrapping up the season this weekend, the country’s second-largest Renaissance Festival…