International Talk like a Pirate Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Ahoy, mateys! Join t' Community Museum for a special day o' pirate-y doin's as we celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day on Sunday, September 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pirates of all ages are welcome to visit in full costume. Practice using pirate phrases, make an eyepatch or a hook, and listen to a pirate tale or two. Get yer details here.
This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.
Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta, Maryland State Flower,
Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG_2931
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
The Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta, (the species in the genus Rudbeckia) is the Maryland State Flower. The Black-eyed Susan was designated the state flower of Maryland on April 18, 1918 and is found throughout the United States. Black-eyed Susan is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae and is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) native to most of North America. It is one of many plants with the common name Black-eyed Susan. The genus Rudbeckia has a number of species, among which Rudbeckia hirta is one.