roy and dolores kelley photographs: Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens - 12/15/17 08:45 AM
Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens
 
The National Capital Dahlia Society Show at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland provides an opportunity to see and enjoy the many different dahlias that can be grown in area gardens.
 
Subhash Sharma "Every flower has its story and place in history. This dahlia of various colours and shapes is no exception. Today, it is commonly known as the national flower of Mexico but has become so popular that it is now available all over the world.When in season, these flowers can be found at just about every florist. They are popular to grow as well as … (3 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Complimentary Protein Shake at Kentlands Nutrition - 12/14/17 09:45 AM
Complimentary Protein Shake at Kentlands Nutrition
 
Laura McClure has invited new customers to come into Kentlands Nutrition at 240 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 for a complimentary protein shake. Choose from their 46 flavors including a festive peppermint latte. 17-24 grams of protein and only about 200 calories per shake. Tell them that Laura sent you.
 
Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 7877
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Shortbread Recipes - 12/13/17 11:24 AM
Shortbread Recipes
 
Shortbread cookies are very popular during the holiday season. Please visit and follow my Shortbread Recipes board on Pinterest. Just click on the link to reach this board.
If you have a shortbread recipes board on Pinterest, please include the link in your comment.
 
Dahlia, Embrace, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,
Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 2999
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: The Shadow List by Todd Moss - 12/13/17 09:30 AM
Book Recommendation: The Shadow List by Todd Moss
 
The Shadow List (2017) is the fourth novel in the international crime series featuring Judd Ryker by bestselling American author, who lives in Maryland, Todd Moss. Dolores and I enjoyed this fast reading book and recommend it for your holiday reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
 
Books by Todd Moss
 
Goodreads Review of The Shadow List
"A cutting-edge novel of international crime and its consequences, from Nigeria to Russia to Washington, from the former deputy assistant secretary of state. 
We laugh when it pops up in our inbox: the … (14 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Hypothermia and Frostbite - 12/13/17 06:21 AM
Hypothermia and Frostbite
 
We are experiencing some unusually cold weather and it is a good time to be alert for the risks of hypothermia and frostbite. This is a good topic for family discussions.
 
Hypothermia:
Extreme cold is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as the very young, seniors, those without shelter or who are stranded, or who live in a home that is poorly insulated and/or without heat. Hypothermia can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. When exposed to cold temperatures, the body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. When the … (18 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Cold Weather Pet Care - 12/13/17 05:56 AM
Cold Weather Pet Care
 
A Hypothermia Alert is issued for Montgomery County, Maryland when the actual or forecasted temperature, including wind chill, falls below 20 degrees creating a hazardous situation in which hypothermia and frostbite are likely.
Montgomery County authorities will be on the lookout for pets tied up and left unattended outside. Dog owners face a $500 fine for violating the anti-animal cruelty ordinance.
Tips from veterinarians for cold weather care of a dog include:
Provide a heated bed and shelter for dogs which cannot come indoors Avoid letting your dog eat snow – keep fresh room temperature water available at all times … (22 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Thank you for the 134,800+ Comments - 12/12/17 01:49 PM
Thank you for the 134,800+ Comments
 
I have no idea how the number of comments that I have received on my ActiveRain blog posts compare with the number received by other members. However, I am thankful for every one of the 134,800+ comments that I have received. Thank you very much for your comments and for your continued support. 
 
Dahlia, Formby Art, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,
Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3002
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Riverside Christmas Spectacular - 12/11/17 12:13 PM
Riverside Christmas Spectacular
 
Dolores and her friends in the Red Hat Society took a day trip to Fredericksburg, Virginia to have lunch and to see the Christmas Spectacular at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. They enjoyed the show so much that Dolores offered to go there a second time to take me to the show. Click on the link to visit the website.
 
 
Dahlia, Sorbet, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,
Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3004
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Dinner at Cafe Roma Ristorante Italiano in Gaithersburg, MD - 12/11/17 11:34 AM
Dinner at Cafe Roma Ristorante Italiano in Gaithersburg, MD
 
One of our annual traditions is to take my sister, Wynne, and her husband Dave Roos out to dinner to celebrate her birthday. We decided to go to Cafe Roma which is located near our home in Kentlands. It was a very good selection and we enjoyed our meals and the wine. Click on the link to view the menu on the website.
Chef Dolores baked some brownies and we had brownies and ice cream at our home for dessert.

Dahlia, Weston Spanish Dancer, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 2994
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor - 12/11/17 10:58 AM
Book Recommendation: Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor
 
Path of the Assassin (2003) is book number two of the sixteen novels of the international thriller series featuring government agent Scot Horvath by The New York Times bestselling American author Brad Thor. This is an excellent series and I recommend these books for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his novels.
 
Books by Brad Thor
 
Goodreads Review of Path of the Assassin
"Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath follows bloody clues to silver-eyed elusive ruthless terrorist Hashim Nidal, who intends to topple Israel and America, … (17 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Harvest Moon Cake Recipe - 12/06/17 05:09 PM
Harvest Moon Cake Recipe
 
When I posted a blog about the recent supermoon, Jane Chaulklin-Schott commented that the post reminded her of the harvest moon cakes that her mother made. I was not familiar with these cakes and turned to Google to learn more.
Click on the following link to see the recipe for the Pillsbury Harvest Moon Cake.  This looks good and I hope some of my readers will give it a try.
 
Pillsbury Harvest Moon Cake
 
Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens Conservatory, Montgomery County, Maryland
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Quince Orchard Branch Library to Open Dec. 16th - 12/06/17 03:19 PM
Quince Orchard Branch Library to Open Dec. 16th
 
The Quince Orchard Branch Library which serves the Kentlands area has been closed since April 15 for major renovations and improvements. The facility will reopen on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Area residents are invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at at 10 a.m. followed immediately by refreshments served by the Quince Orchard Chapter of Friends of the Library. 
Branch hours beginning on Sunday, December 17 will be 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
 
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Chanukah Wonderland Open in Kentlands - 12/06/17 02:58 PM
Chanukah Wonderland Open in Kentlands
 
All are invited to Chanukah Wonderland at 640 Center Point Way in Kentlands to participate in family activities through December 17, 2017. There are activities for children and adults. Admission is free. This event is organized by Chabad of Upper Montgomery County. Click on the link to learn more.
 
Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens Conservatory, Montgomery County, Maryland
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Happy Hour at Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square, PA - 12/06/17 01:17 PM
Happy Hour at Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square, PA
 
We had a very busy day trip to eastern Pennsylvania. Dolores and I spent the morning at Longwood Gardens to enjoy and photograph the annual exhibit, A Longwood Christmas. Then we had a wonderful lunch at Hank's Place in Chadds Ford before an afternoon at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
On the way home, we decided to stop for a craft beer at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, PA. Dolores selected Dirtwolf, a double India Pale Ale. This is an excellent selection for IPA lovers. 8.7% Alc. by Vol. My selection was … (17 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Red Wine Selection: La Finca Malbec from Trader Joe's - 12/06/17 12:19 PM
Red Wine Selection: La Finca Malbec from Trader Joe's
 
We were having pasta for dinner at home and I selected a bottle of La Finca Oak Aged Malbec, 2015 as our beverage. This is an inexpensive red wine that we purchased at a Trader Joe's store in Virginia. You may have noticed that I am not a wine snob and do not write about expensive wines.
 
 
 
Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: The Rooster Bar by John Grisham - 12/06/17 10:07 AM
Book Recommendation: The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
 
The Rooster Bar (2017) is the latest legal thriller by The New York Times bestselling American author John Grisham. This is a fast reading novel and I recommend it for you holiday reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
 
Books by John Grisham
 
Goodreads Review of The Rooster Bar
"Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit … (15 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Trader Joe's 2015 Vintage Ale - 12/05/17 12:16 PM
Trader Joe's 2015 Vintage Ale
 
We were having lunch at home and decided to share a bottle of Trader Joe's 2015 Vintage Ale. This is a dark ale brewed with spices. It comes in 750 ml. bottles and has 9% Alc. by Vol. Drink responsibly.
This Belgian style ale is crafted once a year by Unibroue in Chambly, Quebec, Canada and imported by Unibrew USA. It has a long shelf life and is a special treat for beer lovers.
 
Colors of the season at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: The Brandywine Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA - 12/05/17 11:48 AM
The Brandywine Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
 
Dolores and I visited the Brandywine Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA for their Brandywine Christmas displays and events. We were there for the final day of the annual Critter sale. Critters are handmade Christmas ornaments created by the talented volunteers and the sales are part of the fund raising for the museum. There were many Christmas trees on display that were decorated with these ornaments. I will share some photographs in a future blog.
The Christmas music was outstanding and the displays included the remarkable Brandywine Railroad O-gauge model train display which features … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Lunch at Hank's Place, Chadds Ford, PA - 12/05/17 11:16 AM
Lunch at Hank's Place, Chadds Ford, PA
 
Chef Dolores suggested lunch at Hank's Place, at the corner of Rt. 1 and 100 in Chadds Ford, PA, before our afternoon visit to the nearby Brandywine River Museum of Art. This well known local restaurant is owned by Katie and Anthony Young and you must try it when you are in the area. Click on the link to visit the website and to view the menu.
Dolores selected the Grilled Reuben with lean corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing grilled on seedless deli-rye bread. I had the Crab Cake Sandwich with … (23 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Biscotti and Mandelbread Recipes - 12/05/17 09:29 AM
Biscotti and Mandelbread Recipes
 
I recently posted a blog about the wonderful Mondel Bread that we purchased from The Mondel Broad. If you missed that blog, you use the link below to reach it. Since these breads make wonderful holiday gifts, I decided to share a link to my Biscotti and Mandelbread Recipes board on Pinterest. I hope you will follow and enjoy the recipes on this board. It is a good time to share favorite recipes in blogs.
 
Cinnamon Nut Mondel Bread from The Mondel Broad
 
Dahlia, Hollyhill Black Beauty, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 2961
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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