A Tangle of Bright Moments: Pretty in the Sunlight

The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.” ― Larry McMurtry


Due to a sudden death in the family, I was in Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, and on the train enroute, from 6-10 January 2019.  Most of the time was spent with family, at a visitation, a funeral mass, and the wake afterward, and with close friends at meals; I didn’t visit any gardens or walk any trails, but I did experience a few things to share here.


boats in the harbor in Greenwich, CT, from train
grasses and graffiti in Philadelphia from train
mural depicting gardening (Baltimore)
bleak stretch of road in Catonsville with no discernible trees or other plants
a tree brimming with Christmas ornaments, in Charles Village, Baltimore
pansies and greens in an Annapolis window box
weeping willow branches, shrubs, flowers and the brickwork of historic Annapolis
pink camellia blooming in Annapolis
golden grasses, curved bay in Old Saybrook, CT, from train
blurry building with sunlight in Providence RI from train

And, an unsolicited ad:

the best cream of crab soup anywhere, at Cafe Normandie in Annapolis


Featured image: tea and macchiato at Bird in Hand in Charles Village, Baltimore
This is one in a series of posts revisiting field trips taken from January to June 2019, as described here.


  1. Old Saybrook looks great! I think the Catonsville pix is really western edge of Baltimore. 2x-check with Lowell — he’s an old Catonsville boy, too.

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