Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #206

Happy First Day of Fall! In actuality, fall does not officially begin for another 15 minutes or so (10:49 AM Eastern), but I'm calling it a done deal. Just check out the pretty fall wreath display at Artist Flat. Between that, the thwack of acorns falling on my house, the leaves beginning to litter my lawn, and the Navy football home opener today, I say fall has arrived even if the ecliptic and celestial equatorial planes have not quite intersected. Any minute now. You might just feel it if you sit real still...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #205

Same sunrise. Different spot. It doesn't get a whole lot lovelier than this. Everyone enjoy our last full day of summer. Tomorrow, fall begins at 10:49 AM eastern time, sharp!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #204

Sunrise at Goshen Farm. Laika and I took a little drive around the Cape this AM looking for some nice views of the pretty sunrise. It was certainly beautiful up at Goshen Farm just as the sun was clearing the tree line.

If anyone has not yet bought their tickets for the First Annual Harvest Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday, details are as follows:

Farm fresh sauce made with tomatoes and veggies grown at the Goshen Farm Sharing Garden.

First Annual Harvest Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday • September 22nd
5:00 and 7:00
Cape Saint Claire United Methodist Church • 855 Chestnut Tree Dr, Annapolis

$5 per person. Purchase your tickets at

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #203

The leading edge of yesterday's storm coming over Deep Creek. Just made it back to the house before the downpour.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #202

A stiff wind from today's weather resulting in high water at the dock, bent over grasses, and a hail of acorns.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #201

A pretty red gate in the Cape that my daughter captured with my iPhone. Here are a few superstitions and traditions associated with red doors:

In China, it's tradition to paint the front door red before the new year, to invite good luck and happiness.

In Catholocism, the red door on a chapel symbolized the blood of christ, and other martyrs, to signify that the ground beyond the door (inside the church) was holy, and a sanctuary from physical and spiritual evils.

In Ireland, front doors are painted red to ward off ghosts and evil spirits. 

Supposedly red doors were used as part of the Underground Railroad, and homes with red doors were "safe houses". 

Albert Einstein painted his door red because he couldn't recognize his house without it. 

For homeowners, a red door announces that the house is paid for, free and clear (although my door is red, and the bank still owns a large chunk of my house!)

According to the Old Testament, the Jewish slaves in Egypt smeared their doors with lambs blood as a sign that the required sacrifice had already been made, and those homes would be passed over by the Angel of Vengeance. 

And speaking of Jewish tradition, I would like to wish all of my Jewish Cape neighbors L'Shana Tova on this Rosh Hashanah. A very happy new year to you all!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cape Photo of the Day - Photo #200

Pumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin muffins, yes, but I am NOT ready for this yet! Can't we at least wait for the first day of fall?