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It Feels Like Fall …

Temperatures in Washington D.C. took a nose dive this week and it is feeling distinctly more like autumn than July. That’s fantastic since I hate our hot and humid summers. The weather has me pining for changing leaves, drives down windy, country back roads and trips to the farm. Baugher’s Orchard and Farm is my favorite farm in Maryland. Their market is huge and sells not only seasonal produce, but homemade ice cream and fudge, a huge selection of jams and jellies, and much more. Not far away Baugher’s also has a restaurant that serves delicious homecooked meals.

A tractor driver at Baugher's Farm in Westminster, Md.

A tractor driver at Baugher’s Farm in Westminster, Md.

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Sophisticated Graffiti: Canal St. Martin, Paris

Classy tagging on a bridge over Canal St. Martin, Paris, France.

Classy tagging on a bridge over Canal St. Martin, Paris, France.

I heard Canal St. Martin is a neat, bohemian area of Paris. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to stroll the canal area and explore as I would have liked too (we were meeting a friend for dinner). But I did take this picture of the graffiti on this bridge. Someone was keeping it classy in Paris.

Cinematic Travels: Shangri-La

Ronald Colman in 1937 film, Lost Horizon.

Ronald Colman in 1937 film, Lost Horizon.

I watched Frank Capra’s 1937 film, Lost Horizon, over the weekend.

Faces from a number of great movies make an appearance including Ronald Colman as the hero Robert Conway, Edward Everett Horton as a ridiculous paleontologist (He excels in ridiculousness. My favorite example is Horton’s absurdity in the Gay Divorcee) and John Howard as George Conway, the brother of Robert Conway.

The film is based on a James Hilton novel of the same name.

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