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What we know of what Mother Nature provides in the spring has come to us over years of watching for the emergence of spring flowers, the scampering of the squirrels, and the change in the songs of the birds. We like the idea of knowing when each...
Tags: Earth Day, Mount Royal
When Maureen Neunan's only child headed off to college halfway across the country, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Ellicott City house where the two lived suddenly seemed enormous to the 56-year-old divorcee. "I decided this was not where I wanted to be,...
In recent celebrity weddings I've noticed a very "earthy crunchy" theme creeping in. There have been a lot of non-traditional settings, free spirit, wherever the wind takes you type of events within the Who's Who circle. Just take these celeb weddings,...
Tags: Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman, Marriage, Family, Weddings
Wedding date: October 13, 2012 Her story: Angela Horner, 27, grew up in Severn. She lives in Baltimore's Pigtown and is licensing team manager at Laureate Education. Her father, Robert Horner, is a physicist in the electronics industry. Her mother,...
Special to The Baltimore SunWedding Date: June 23, 2012 Her story: Christina Schoppert, 30, grew up in Homeland and now lives in Hampden. She is a lawyer with Community Law Center, Inc., which represents organizations working on neighborhood revitalization efforts. Her father, Gary...
Tags: Madagascar, IKEA, Homes, Marriage, Quakerism
They’re neighborhood showpieces, serene retreats, abundant providers, and a joy to the senses. A well-tended and purposefully planned garden can excel in both aesthetics and function. It’s enough to make a neighbor envious, or perhaps just...
Spring is a little showier around here these days, thanks to the efforts of plant specialists at the University of Maryland, College Park. The staff at UM's Arboretum and Botanical Garden have tracked down and rescued or preserved dozens of patches of an...
Behold the honeybee. Tireless worker. Loyal to the homeland. Responsible for much of what we buy in the grocery store. That's a big burden for such tiny wings. Hundreds of visitors came Saturday to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel to pay their...
The sun is setting and the sky above Dave and Christine McComas' house in Woodbine turns pink, signaling that the curtain is about to go up on tonight's show. Soon, the wildflower meadow behind their home begins to sparkle, hundreds of lightning bugs...
Baltimore Sun reporterGo here: How's this for a perfect Eastern Shore retreat? Spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Hiking and biking trails that wind through marshes, wildflower meadows, woodlands and tidal ponds. Fantastic waterfront dining. Best yet, it's only minutes...
Sun reporterBecky Cody's half-acre woodland garden seems as natural as can be. Wildflowers, ferns, Japanese maples and moss grow beneath a canopy of poplar trees. Paths meander alongside azaleas and past bogs sprouting delicate irises, ferns and foam flower. But...
Tags: Death, Wetlands, Natural Resources
Special To The SunIt took more than just its famous tomato to dub New Jersey the Garden State. Although today it is the most densely populated state in the Union, New Jersey has never forsaken its love affair with nature that marked the region's bucolic beginnings....
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