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The spring flowers are blooming and it is a good time to get outside for a little exercise. Take a walk through your neighborhood. Add a camera to your walk and you are ready for a photowalk. Use your camera to capture the changing colors of the season. Get up close to the flowers to enjoy the beauty provided by nature. Dolores and I live in the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The location is in the heart of Montgomery County, in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Kentlands is a neo-traditional community that was designed for those (19 comments)
Much of our spring garden has been planted and the painters just finished the exterior work at our home. We are expecting rain that will be perfect for the flower bulbs that are already sprouting. When I photowalk through our Kentlands neighborhood in Gaithersburg, the spring flowers grab my attention. It is easy to set aside the problems of the moment when your focus your attention and your camera on a beautiful flower or spring blossom. Give photowalking a try for good physical and (24 comments)
If you follow my blogs, you already know that I like to take photowalks. If you are not familiar with photowalking, it simply means taking photographs while you are on a walk. Most of my walks are in our home neighborhood , Kentlands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dolores and I also like to photowalk through local and regional gardens as we seek to capture the colors of the season. The photographs in this photoblog were taken in April at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. Spring is a good time to begin (36 comments)
An easy way to get some needed exercise is to take walks through your home community. Add a camera and you will be photowalking as you seek the colors of the season. My daily photowalks are usually in our home community of Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The photographs in this blog were taken on Friday in Kentlands. We are fortunate to have beautiful weather in Maryland this week. We have planted flowers and plants. Today, Dolores and I visited George Washington’s River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia. We purchased some additional plants, including several more tomato (14 comments)
photowalking: Photowalking in Kentlands: Early Spring Flowers - 03/27/13 05:13 AM
Photowalking in Kentlands: Early Spring Flowers Seeking the Colors of the Season An important part of my regular exercise program is walking through Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The walks are usually extended to Lakelands, the adjoining neighborhood. The exercise becomes photowalking when I have my camera in hand. It is always interesting to seek the colors of the season to capture in photographs. Our winter weather has extended into spring and the flowers are still limited. These photographs provide examples of the current colors to be found. When you are out and about, make sure you notice the (31 comments)
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is one of our favorite places to visit for beautiful flowers and gardens. Over 1,100 acres of gardens and a very large conservatory offer an endless supply of beautiful plants, flowers and trees for enjoyment at any time of the year. As you walk though the gardens, you will want to have your camera in hand. Watch for the special events. This weekend is the time to see the Dahlia Show that will surely be outstanding.
Bee, Longwood Gardens, Flowers IMG_3384
Red Hot Poker, Alcazar, Longwood Gardens, (20 comments)
When the days of summer are very hot, the early morning is a good time to get out and about and take a walk through the community. Most of us need a little more exercise and all of us want to know what is happening in the neighborhood. Add a camera in hand and your exercise becomes a photowalk. My walking routine includes a mental exercise of seeking the colors of the season. During the summer, much of the color is found in flowers in the Kentlands and Lakelands communities in Gaithersburg, Maryland. When (22 comments)
Have you tried photowalking? First, you need to decide that you could use a little exercise and walking is something that most of us can do without any cost or pre-planning. Add a camera in your hand and you will have the basic elements for a photowalk.
Walk through your community and seek the colors of the season. I like to walk through Kentlands and Lakelands in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Many of the homes in the neighborhoods have nice flowers to photograph at this time of the year.
We had a rainy day in Kentlands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I had to cut short my morning walk as a thunderstorm passed by. I carry a plastic bag for my camera for those occasions. (Tip: All you need is one of the plastic bags that they use for newspapers and it will fit in a back pocket). For those that enjoy photowalking walking after the rain has passed can be a good idea. Some of the flowers look good with the droplets of water. Some photographers are know to carry a water spray bottle (27 comments)
A good goal at the beginning of a new week is to get more exercise and to find more quality time. Combine the two efforts by getting away from your computer and take a walk through the neighborhood. If you have your camera in hand, you will be able to capture the colors of the season. You will not be thinking about business or office problems when you focus your attention on a beautiful flower or plant.
Life is better when there are flowers to photograph.
Real estate professionals should really know about the communities in which they live and work. One way to know what is happening is to get out and walk through the neighborhoods on a regular basis. The exercise is good for all of us and the chances are that we will meet some people and have the opportunity to discuss our favorite topic, real estate. I like to walk through Kentlands and Lakelands in Gaithersburg with my camera in hand. When you are taking pictures, it is very likely that the residents will speak with you and (36 comments)
photowalking: Maryland Summer Flowers: Kentlands Photowalking - 07/29/12 05:28 AM
Maryland Summer Flowers: Kentlands Photowalking Walking through the neighborhood is good exercise. Having a camera in hand adds interest to the importance of exercise. Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is designed for walking and the beauty of the homes and gardens provides a perfect combination for photowalks. Be sure to step away from your computer on a regular basis and get some exercise for good health. It is easy to put aside the problems of the moment when you are focusing your camera on a beautiful flower. Please share photographs of the flowers in your neighborhood in the comments for (22 comments)
We enjoyed a beautiful day in Maryland. A two hour photowalk through Kentlands and Lakelands, beginning at 6 a.m., was a good way to start the day. The birds were singing, the geese were honking and the rabbits were hopping to celebrate the morning. Dolores and the ladies in the Red Hat Society visited a Civil War museum in Frederick, Maryland and had a delightful luncheon. They were outfitted in purple and red.
Take time to walk through your neighborhood and enjoy the summer gardens. It is easy to set aside the issues of (19 comments)
The weather was nice for my early morning photowalk through Kentlands and Lakelands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It is good to get out early to beat the heat on hot summer days and the early morning light is also good for flower photography. Dolores is playing golf with the women at Montgomery Country Club and they planned for a hot round.
Take time to walk through your home community and have your camera in hand to capture the moments that you will want to share. It is easy to set aside the problems of the day (26 comments)
We have a beautiful sunny day in Kentlands and it is a good time for outdoor activities. I enjoy walking through the community with a camera in hand as I observe the changing colors of the season. Photowalking is best done in the early morning when the lighting is better for flower photography. During the summer, it is also a little cooler to exercise early in the day. This week there are many daylilies in the neighborhood and I will share a few of my photographs with you. Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.
On most sunny summer weekends we would want to be out and about. This weekend, we stayed inside, in the comfort of air conditioning, because the temperature was over 100 degrees and we had a severe heat warnings in Montgomery County, Maryland. Some families have been without power for over a week since we learned about storms called derechos. We welcome the rain and cooler weather after an eleven day heat wave that broke records for its intensity and duration. I hope you have a cool week. Enjoy the flower photographs that are a (20 comments)
We always advise prospective home buyers to take walks through the communities that interest them. You can see so much more by walking than by just a quick drive. And, you might even have a chance to talk with some of the people in the neighborhood.
When you live in a community, photowalking is a form of relaxation and exercise that benefits most of us that develop a photowalking habit. I like to walk through our home community of Kentlands and the next community, Lakelands. It is easy to put aside the problems of (19 comments)
Prospective home buyers should take a close look at the communities they are considering. When you are going to live in the same location for several years, you want to be confident that you made the best decision. Park you car, get out and take a walk through the community. Look at the condition of the homes and evaluate the pride of ownership in the community. Have your camera in hand and take a photographs of the images you want to remember. I enjoy flower photography so I tend to think that the home gardens (17 comments)
photowalking: Kentlands, Gaithersburg - Photowalking in the community - 06/24/12 01:02 PM
Kentlands, Gaithersburg Photowalking in the community When you live in the neo-traditional community of Kentlands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, it is easy to understand why this community is one of the preferred areas for families relocated to the Washington, DC metro market. The community is lovely. White picket fences, beautiful homes and a very convenient location in the heart of Montgomery County put Kentlands at the top of the list of desirable neighborhoods. There is variety. We have single family homes, townhouses and condominiums and well as senior housing to meet the many needs of residents. Shopping and neighborhood restaurants and fine dining (27 comments)
photowalking: Kentlands Community Spring Flowers - Pink Peonies - 06/11/12 03:45 PM
Kentlands Community Spring Flowers - Pink Peonies Photowalking through the Kentlands community is an activity that provides a little exercise along with the added enjoyment of observing the changing colors in the neighborhood gardens. I did not have to walk far to take the photographs in this group. These peonies were growing in our Kentlands home garden. Have an outstanding week. Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the images that you will want to share.
Roy Kelley advises home buyers, sellers and REO asset managers, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and nearby counties. REO and foreclosures sales. Market area includes Montgomery County, Frederick County, Washington County and Prince George's County.
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