roy and dolores kelley photographs: Wine Suggestion: Trader Joe's Grower's Reserve Petite Sirah - 10/16/17 07:24 AM
Wine Suggestion: Trader Joe's Grower's Reserve Petite Sirah
 
Chef Dolores was serving pasta and I selected a bottle of Trader Joe's Grower's Reserve Petite Sirah 2015. This California wine is an excellent choice for an inexpensive red wine. We purchased this wine at a Trader Joe's store in Virginia. Sadly, our local Trader Joe's store in Gaithersburg does not sell wine.
 
Dahlia Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland 
Photograph by Roy Kelley, Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - 10/16/17 07:05 AM
Book Recommendation: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye 
 
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (2017) is the new novel that continues the Stieg Larsson Millennium Series and the second installment written by The New York Times bestselling Swedish author David Lagercrantz. Stieg Larsson planned to write ten novels in this series but died after writing the first three books featuing Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Dolores and I have enjoyed this series and recommend these books for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more.
 
Books by David Lagercrantz
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands Dahlia - 10/15/17 11:39 AM
Kentlands Dahlia
 
I photographed this dahlia in our home garden in Kentlands. The end of the growing season is near and I do not know if I will be able to replace the two dozen cut dahlias on display in our home. If you are thinking about your spring gardening, you may wish to include some dahlia plants as a source for cut flowers.
 
 
Dahlia in our Kentlands home garden, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2755
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale - 10/13/17 01:49 PM
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
 
Before you dig up the dandelions in your yard, take a moment to photograph them and to give some thought to the multiple uses of dandelions. You may wish to read the University of Maryland Medical Center Study on Dandelions. Just click on the link.
 
"While many people think of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a pesky weed, it is chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots are used in some coffee substitutes, and … (16 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Yarrow, Achillea millefolium - 10/13/17 01:18 PM
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
 
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times. In Kentlands, Yarrow is known as a flowering perennial plant. These are tiny flowers and you have to look closely to appreciate the delicate details.
 
Yarrow, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4488
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Hibiscus, 'Erin Rachel', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 10/11/17 11:24 AM
Hibiscus, 'Erin Rachel', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Did you know that Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA includes over 1,000 acres?  This is one of our favorite travel destinations to see and photograph beautiful flowers and plants. This is a Hibiscus, 'Erin Rachel'.
 
Hibiscus, 'Erin Rachel', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0572
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Sin & Grin, a new restaurant, opens soon in Kentlands - 10/11/17 10:41 AM
Sin & Grin, a new restaurant, opens soon in Kentlands
 
The Hristopoulos family plans to open their new restaurant, Sin & Grin, this month at 353 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. The tag line is "Tacos and Spit-Fired Meats". The location is the old location of Vasili's and seats 46 plus 20 more for sidewalk dining. The hours will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The restaurant will be closed on Sundays. Click on the link to see the menu. For more information, call 301-977-5595.
 
Aechmea, 'Blue Tango', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0561
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Edible Arrangements Opens in Kentlands - 10/11/17 09:55 AM
Edible Arrangements Opens in Kentlands
 
Area residents Khurran and Iram Shahzad had a soft opening today of their new store, Edible Arrangements at 76 Market Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. This is a Connecticut based franchise. They are offering over 70 fresh fruit arrangements that can be ordered for delivery or pick up as well as fruit smoothies, yogurt parfaits and small fruit. There is a small dining space for up to 10 people.
 
Tropical Night Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Catherine Marie',
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0405
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Tropical Day Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Madame Ganna Walsha' - 10/11/17 09:38 AM
Tropical Day Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Madame Ganna Walsha'
 
Dolores and I enjoy photographing the water lilies at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This is a Tropical Day Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Madame Ganna Walsha'.
 
Tropical Day Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Madame Ganna Walsha',
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0413
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Rentals must be licensed in Montgomery County, MD - 10/11/17 09:09 AM
Rentals must be licensed in Montgomery County, MD
 
Rental properties must be licensed in Montgomery County, Maryland. The following notice is being circulated by the County:
 
 
 
Primrose, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4439
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Public Safety Training Academy Open House - 10/11/17 08:49 AM
Public Safety Training Academy Open House
 
The Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy has scheduled an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The address is 8751 Snouffer Road, Montgomery Village, Maryland 20879.
 
Join the Police Department, Fire & Rescue Service, and the Sheriff's Office at the Public Safety Training Academy Open House! This event is FREE and will be held RAIN or SHINE!
Activities will include: K9, SWAT and Fire Demonstrations - Firearms Simulator - Academy Tours - Crime Solvers - 
Moon Bounce - Face Painting - Kids Activities -
Operation ID/Child Fingerprinting - Car Seat Safety Checks -
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Focus on the Details - 10/11/17 07:46 AM
Focus on the Details
 
Every real estate professional knows that the success of every transaction requires great attention to the details. Many of us have polished our skills with thousands of transactions.
Some of us do forget to pay attention to the details of the quality of our lives and the details in the beauty provided by nature.  Take a closer look at those autumn leaves and your may find beauty in every leaf.
Focus your camera on a pretty leaf or a beautiful flower and you will find that it is easy to set aside the problems of the moment. This exercise can also be a … (36 comments)

roy and dolores kelley photographs: Good excuse for autumn fat - 10/11/17 07:32 AM
Good excuse for autumn fat
 
If you are a squirrel, you have a good reason to fatten up before the winter season. The rest of us will still have to suffer with our diets.
I met this furry neighbor during a photowalk through Kentlands, our home neighborhood within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. 
 
Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Desert Mums Chrysanthemum Display, Brookside Gardens - 10/11/17 06:58 AM
Desert Mums Chrysanthemum Display, Brookside Gardens
 
The Desert Mums Chrysanthemum Display at Brookside Gardens is scheduled to open on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and will close on Monday, November 13, 2017. The location is the South Conservatory which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free event.
 
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
 
Chrysanthemum
Photograph by Roy Kelley
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Happy Hour Cocktail Selection: Dark 'n Stormy - 10/10/17 09:20 AM
Happy Hour Cocktail Selection: Dark 'n Stormy
 
One of my favorite happy hour cocktail selections is a Dark 'n Stormy. If you Google the name, you will see several variations on the portions. We use 2 ounces of Goslings Black Seal Rum with 4 to 5 ounces of Goslings Diet Ginger Beer over ice. A wedge of lime is an optional garnish.
If you have not yet tried a good dark rum, Goslings Black Seal Rum is the one to purchase and enjoy. Click on the above link to learn more about this Bermuda Black Rum and to see many other cocktail recipes.
 
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show, Oct. 14th - 10/09/17 01:13 PM
Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show, Oct. 14th
 
The Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the grounds of Glenview Mansion. More than 550 antique and classic automobiles will be on display. 32 car clubs will be represented. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Click on the link for more information and directions.
This event is open to the public with no admission fee.
 
Rockville Civic Center Park
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851
 
Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0562
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Tropical Night Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea - 10/09/17 09:29 AM
Tropical Night Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea
 
I always enjoy photographing water lilies and one of my favorite places to find beautiful flowers is Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The location is just west of Wilmington, Delaware.
 
Tropical Night Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Catherine Marie',
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0406
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Book Recommendation: Deadfall by Linda Fairstein - 10/08/17 12:25 PM
Book Recommendation: Deadfall by Linda Fairstein
 
Deadfall (2017) is the latest legal thriller and novel number 19 in the series featuring New York Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace by The New York Times American author Linda Fairstein. This is an outstanding series and Dolores and I recommend these books for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.
 
Books by Linda Fairstein
 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: Kentlands and Lakelands Halloween Parade & Party, Oct. 21st - 10/05/17 11:29 AM
Kentlands and Lakelands Halloween Parade & Party, Oct. 21st
 
The Kentlands and Lakelands Halloween Parade and Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn. The following announcement was posted by the Kentlands Citizens assembly.
For out of the area readers, Kentlands and Lakelands are planned communities within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. This area is a favorite for families relocated to the Metro Area of Washington, DC.
 
 
Orchids, Laeliocattleya, Unnamed, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0653
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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roy and dolores kelley photographs: City of Gaithersburg Seeking Election Judges for Nov. 7th Elections - 10/05/17 11:08 AM
City of Gaithersburg Seeking Election Judges for Nov. 7th Elections
 
The City of Gaithersburg, Maryland municipal elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Election judges are needed for six polling places within the city and for two early voting sessions at the City Hall. A training session is required and judges are compensated. 
Interested applicants should contact Lauren Klingler at 301-258-6310 or lauren.klingler@gaithersburgmd.gov.
 
 
Gerbera Daisy, 'Kings Canyon', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0523
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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