Photographer: August Selckmann Anyone can create this simple meal, and with some planning for interesting ways to display the dishes, you will surely impress your guests. Simple, fresh and fun food that is easy to assemble

From bouquets to table arrangements, find flowers that make an impact Writer: Crystal Oliver Cover Photo Courtesy of: Margaret Wroblewski Photography Flowers and weddings go together like vows and rings. From the bouquets and boutonnieres to rose petals

Cover Photo from left to right: Wildewood Pastry Shop, Kara V. Marie Photography, The Cake Courtesan Go Traditional, Trendy, Elegant, Whimsical? Planning for wedding sweets isn’t always a piece of cake Writer: Carol Harvat   Like bridal gowns, dessert offerings at

Southern Maryland boasts its share of Champion Big Trees Writer: Johnn Cave   Trees deserve a lot of credit. Inconspicuously, they aid many crucial functions within the local environment. Take a homeowner for example. Say they buy a house

Calvert County author weaves history and sci-fi tales together for children Writer: Edna Troiano   As a marine geoscientist, Peter Vogt worked at the Naval Research Lab, voyaged on American, French, Russian and Norwegian research ships, and explored

At their waterfront cottage, Garner and Mary Morgan show how to downsize without sacrificing style Writer: L. Beth Bonifant | Photographer: August Selckmann   The storybook Greek Revival-style cottage has half the square footage of their former home,

Practicing good stewardship can start with the three Rs -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Writer: Carol Harvet Some families may have noticed their trash piling up faster due to spending more time at home during the pandemic. With

Many are discovering a lively world just outside their windows as the interest in birding soars Writer: Edna Troiano. Photographers: Karolina Popovicova and Tiffany Farrell. Like many Southern Marylanders, Karolina Popovicova found herself stuck at home early

Contest: Most Beautiful Gardens Contest

Calling all Gardeners!

If you know of someone (yourself included) who has an incredible flower garden, someone who has created a place of paradise in his or her own backyard, then we want to know about it. The contest winner will be featured in a future issue along with photos of the garden and will receive a free two-year subscription as well as a winner’s plaque.

Please send a minimum of six photos with a descriptions of the garden to SOMDThisIsLiving@aol.com or mail to 40998 Cryer Ct. Leonardtown, MD 20650. Please submit by August 15. If taking photos with a digital camera, please use a high-resolution setting. Snap away!

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