Welcome to The Carnival of Maryland #19.
This carnival is a bi-weekly collection of posts from bloggers who share one thing: we all live in the Old Line State. So here's a collection of our posts from the last two weeks, along with a few photos of my little corner of the state from the same time frame - it should be late autumn now, but fall's just barely begun! Enjoy the photos, enjoy the posts - there's bound to be something here you'll like.
Arts and Music
- Kevin Dayhoff presents 20071101 Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge posted at Kevin Dayhoff - Soundtrack. It was forty years ago in the late summer of 1967 that we first learned from “Mama” that the nice young preacher, Brother Taylor “said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge. And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge.” I first heard the song, “Ode to Billy Joe,” by Bobbie Gentry that summer on WCAO on the AM dial of the car radio. It was also in this time period that I became firmly hooked on the existential - “Southern Gothic” genre of storytelling.
- The Ridger presents Two days, two skies posted at The Greenbelt. What a difference a day makes ... two very different dawns
- Jeremy Bruno presents A Short History of the Eastern Hemlock (and part 2) at The Voltage Gate. About 16,000 years ago, glaciation from the last ice age finally began to retreat after millennia of occupation. As the glaciers melted and filled scrapes in the landscape with fresh water, the animals and plants followed, once only able to live in the temperate climes of southern North America. The eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadenis) was one of these pioneers...
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