roy and dolores kelley photographs: Craft Beer Selection: Baltic Porter from Flying Dog Brewery - 05/22/17 09:54 AM
Craft Beer Selection: Baltic Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
 
Our happy hour at home craft beer selection was Baltic Porter from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. When this selection was introduced, it was paired with chocolate chip cookies from Baltimore's well known Otterbein's Bakery. This is a smooth selection for those who enjoy dark beers. Drink responsibly. 8.4% Alc. by Vol. Yes, you really can pair it with chocolate.
If you live in the area or are a visitor, you should visit the brewery for a tasting. 
 
 
 Subhash Sharma  "This delightful dahlia (genus Dahlia) is the national flower of Mexico known for its … (8 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: The Trespasser by Tana French - 05/13/17 09:52 AM
Book Recommendation: The Trespasser by Tana French
 
The Trespasser (2016) is the latest novel by The New York Times bestselling Vermont born Irish author Tana French. This book features Dublin Murder Squad Detective Antoinette Conway. This is book number six in her Dublin Murder Squad series. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.
 
Books by Tana French
 
Goodreads Review of The Trespasser
"Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she’s there. The rest of her working life is a stream of … (9 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Wine Selection: Casal Garcia Vinho Verde White Wine - 05/12/17 05:17 AM
Wine Selection: Casal Garcia Vinho Verde White Wine
 
Chef Dolores selected a Casal Garcia Vinho Verde white wine to accompany our dinner. This is a refreshing wine with a citrine color and a clear appearance. It has a slightly fruity aroma. It also has a bargain price. $7.29 per bottle at Total Wine in Virginia.  You may also find this wine at your Trader Joe's store.
We also sampled the rosé version at a recent wine festival and it was excellent.
 
 
 
 
 Peony, Our Kentlands Home Garden, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Photograph by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Torch Ginger, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 05/11/17 05:08 PM
Torch Ginger, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Torch Ginger, Etlingera elatior, (ginger flower, red ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger). I photographed this very interesting plant during a visit to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. These are tall very distinctive plants and the flowers are fun to photograph. Google the name for very interesting information.
 
Torch Ginger, Etlingera elatior,
(ginger flower, red ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger),
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0592
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: The Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea - 05/11/17 04:48 PM
The Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea
 
Chef Dolores served a limited edition black tea as my blogging beverage.
Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle is a Longevity Anniversary Tea to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Republic of Tea. This is a black tea with cocoa, herbs and spices. 
"A decadent new blend, Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea, featuring sweet cocoa, roasted maté and smooth rooibos."  
 
 
 
Rose, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendations: Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles - 05/11/17 12:40 PM
Book Recommendations: Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles
 
We just received a library notice the Mississippi Blood, the latest novel by Greg Iles is ready to be picked up. If you have not been reading the novels by Greg Iles, now is the time to get started. However, you will want to read some of his previous books because this is the third book in a trilogy featuring Penn Cage, a lawyer turned novelist. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books
 
Click on this link to read the Book World Review by Bill Sheehan that was recently published … (15 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Wednesday Happy Hour at Bonefish Grill in Kentlands - 05/11/17 12:03 PM
Wednesday Happy Hour at Bonefish Grill in Kentlands
 
In addition to discounted prices on drinks, Wednesday is a good time to enjoy the happy hour at Bonefish Grill in Kentlands for the Bang Bang Shrimp special at only $6.00. Click on the link for more information on this and other specials. 
There is less guilt when you share the Bang Bang Shrimp. If you are feeling sinful, try the Macadamia Nut Brownie for dessert. This is a flourless brownie with raspberry sauce, vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with macadamia nuts.
 
Bonefish Grill Gaithersburg
82 Market Street, Kentlands
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
240-631-2401
 
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Spring Blooms in Kentlands - 05/11/17 09:09 AM
Spring Blooms in Kentlands
 
Dolores and I live in Kentlands, a neo-traditional community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland.  This area is part of the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia.  Kentlands is great for photowalking.  The homes are pretty and there are many flowers among the white picket fences that are common in the neighborhood.
This is a small sample of photographs from an early spring photowalk.  
 
 
Tulip, Kentlands IMG_3976
 
 
Spring Blossoms, Kentlands IMG_3977
 
 
Spring Blossoms, Kentlands IMG_3978
 
 
Spring Flowers, Kentlands IMG_3975
 
 
Pink Dogwood, Kentlands IMG_3973
 
 
Spring Flowers, Kentlands IMG_3974
 
 
Daffodils, Kentlands IMG_3967
 
 
Daffodil, Kentlands IMG_3965
 
 
Tulips, Kentlands IMG_3957
 
 
Dogwood, Kentlands IMG_3956
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Dealing with Dandelions - 05/11/17 08:53 AM
Dealing with Dandelions
 
When we have dandelions in our lawns, we usually turn to weed killers or the special tools have been developed to dig up the dandelions.  Regardless of the removal techniques are used, many of the dandelions survive to grow to maturity.
As I photowalk through Kentlands, I have a different approach to dandelions.  I like to photograph them.  You might not have noticed but every dandelion is different.  Dandelions provide some of the color that we know means that spring has arrived.
Enjoy the dandelions in your neighborhood by taking photographs as you photowalk and seek the colors of the season. No, … (18 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Colors of spring at Green Spring Gardens - 05/11/17 08:28 AM
Colors of spring at Green Spring Gardens
 
Some of the local residents and many visitors may not yet have discovered Green Spring Gardens.  This is a 27 acre public garden located at 4306 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.  They have eight acres of demonstration gardens that are designed to appeal to the home gardener.
Add Green Spring Gardens to you list of places to visit.  Be sure to have your camera in hand for your visit.  
 
 
Green Spring Gardens IMG_7973
 
 
Green Spring Gardens IMG_7972
 
 
Green Spring Gardens IMG_7971
 
 
Green Spring Gardens IMG_7966
 
 
Green Spring Gardens IMG_7965
 
 
Green Spring Gardens IMG_7967
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Lantana, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD USA IMG 0121 - 05/09/17 08:43 AM
Lantana, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD USA IMG 0121
 
Lantana plants are common in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The flowers are small so you need to focus carefully and have steady hands to get close up photographs.
 
Subhash Sharma  "These lovely Lantanas from the family of more than 150 members exist as a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. Other colours exist as new varieties are being selected. The flowers also change colour as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-coloured. Apart from their looks they are also planted to attract honey bees, & butterflies. The … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands Community Yard Sale, June 10-11, 2017 - 05/08/17 12:07 PM
Kentlands Community Yard Sale, June 10-11, 2017
 
The next Kentlands Community Yard Sale is scheduled on Saturday, June 10, 2017 and Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $15 participation fee. 10' by 10' spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. 
 
Click on this link to see more details and to register for this event. 
 
 
 Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Photograph by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands/Lakelands Collegiate Night, Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 05/08/17 11:44 AM
Kentlands/Lakelands Collegiate Night, Saturday, June 3, 2017
 
The Kentlands Citizens Assembly and the Lakelands Community Association are hosting a social by the Kentlands pool on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 6 p.m.  to 9 p.m. The theme is Collegiate Night to give residents an opportunity to party like you are still in college.
The event is open to Kentlands and Lakelands residents age 21 and over. Wings, pizza, beer, games and music will be provided. There is no charge for this event.
 
Click here to register.
 
 
 Tulips, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Photograph by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands Campout, May 20-21, 2017 - 05/08/17 11:15 AM
Kentlands Campout, May 20-21, 2017
 
The next Kentlands Campout is scheduled for the weekend of May 20-21, 2017. Check in is at 3 p.m. on Saturday and the event ends at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Registration is limited since there are only 40 campsites. The $10 per campsite fee includes dinner, breakfast, snacks and marshmallows.
Registration is closed. Plan to participate in the next event.
 
 
 Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2516
Photograph by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands Memorial Day Bash, Monday, May 29, 2017 - 05/08/17 10:47 AM
Kentlands Memorial Day Bash, Monday, May 29, 2017
 
The annual Kentlands Memorial Day Bash will take place on Monday, May 29, 2017 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Kentlands clubhouse. Bring your adult beverages and your items to grill. The rest will be provided. 
Activities will be available for all ages. Enjoy live music by Moxie Blues Band.
 
Click here to register.
 
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a planned community located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is one of the favorite locations for a home purchase by families relocated to the Metro Area … (12 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands Lecture Series, Monday, May 15, 2017 - 05/08/17 10:24 AM
Kentlands Lecture Series, Monday, May 15, 2017
 
The Kentlands Lecture Series is sponsored by the Kentlands Community Foundation. The next presentation will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Kentlands club house. The speaker will be Gil Price, CEO of Drug Safety Solutions and the title is Why Does My Epipen Cost So Much?
There will be a meet and greet time at 7 p.m. and the lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a planned neo-traditional community located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery … (16 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands Community Happy Hour, Friday, May 19, 2017 - 05/08/17 09:45 AM
Kentlands Community Happy Hour, Friday, May 19, 2017
 
The next Happy Hour for the residents of Kentlands is scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kentlands club house. This is a very successful adults only event in our home community. Beer, wine, appetizers and desserts will be served.
 
Click here to register.
 
For out of the area readers, Kentlands is a planned neo-traditional community located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is a preferred area for families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC. 
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Grapefruit Blossoms. Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens IMG 7968 - 05/08/17 08:49 AM
Grapefruit Blossoms. Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens IMG 7968
 
It is interesting to see grapefruit on the trees in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens but I prefer to photograph the beautiful grapefruit blossoms. Longwood Gardens is one of our favorite day trip travel destinations.
 
 
Grapefruit Blossoms. Conservatory Display, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 7968
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-320, 30 mm, No Flash 
 Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Wild Justice by Phillip Margolin - 05/06/17 08:07 AM
Book Recommendation: Wild Justice by Phillip Margolin
 
Wild Justice (2000) is the first novel in the legal thriller series featuring defense attorney Amanda Jaffe by The New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin. I recommend this fast reading book and this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
 
Books by Phillip Margolin
 
Goodreads Review of Wild Justice
"Vice squad detective Bobby Vasquez, for months on the trail of a slippery underworld figure, receives an anonymous tip that directs him to a mountain cabin. He races through the idyllic Oregon woods, expecting to close the … (16 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Lantana in the Rain, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5710 - 05/05/17 07:15 AM
Lantana in the Rain, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5710
 
If you follow my blogs on a regular basis, you already know that Dolores and I love to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Lantana flowers are very small and you have to take a close look to appreciate the beauty provided by nature.
 
Subhash Sharma  "These are fresh looking lantana flowers which despite their poisonous leaves for animals are a good source of pollens and nectar for the honeybee and many other insects. Most herbivores avoid eating these although their fruit is a delicacy for many birds, including the Yellow-fronted … (8 comments)

 
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