Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday at Solomon's Island

Solomon's Island Marina

Yesterday Walt and I escaped the Inaugural rush in the DC area and drove about an hour south to the waterfront town of Solomon's Island, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. We've been there before and like a restaurant there, so it seemed like a good day to take a drive and get on the water for some crab cakes. After lunch we walked along the water for awhile and stopped by the marina to admire the boats. There were a lot of people out and about, enjoying the sunny day, but in the summer this place is really hopping.

Solomon's Pier


Cute little town church

Oyster shells everywhere

Before heading home we stopped at Annmarie Gardens in Solomons, a sculpture garden in the woods that my friend Mary had told me about. There is about a half-mile trail through the woods and there are sculptures placed among the trees and in the grass, about 30 of them which are on loan from the Smithsonian.  I particularly loved these stone benches that were themed with various flowers or trees. We'll have to come back in the spring when the trees are out and the wildflowers are blooming--I'm sure it's really beautiful then.

Tulip tree bench

Columbine bench

Cool carved tree


Pawpaw bench

No comments:

Post a Comment