kentlands flowers: Blooming in November: Kentlands Flowers - 11/06/12 10:48 AM
Blooming in November:  Kentlands Flowers
 
Our friend in Albuquerque, John McCormack,  posted a photoblog in which he states that he is thankful for November roses.  All of us should respond with photograph of the November flowers in our communities.
We have enjoyed much mild weather in Maryland this autumn.  Hurricane Sandy removed many of the beautiful leaves that we were enjoying but some of the flowers are still blooming.  The growing season many be over but we still have some color in our garden.
These are some of the November flowers in Kentlands.  Yes, we are also very thankful for … (20 comments)

kentlands flowers: Clematis, Kentlands Flowers - 09/28/12 02:07 PM
Clematis, Kentlands Flowers

Many home owners love to have white flowers in their gardens.  In Kentlands, Clematis, in many different colors, is a favorite decoration for white picket fences.  Notice the difference between the blooms.
Kentlands is in the 20878 zip code that includes home owners from over 120 countries.  This zip code area is one of the favorites for families that are relocated to the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia.
Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.


 
Clematis, Kentlands, Summer Flowers IMG_5452
 

Clematis, Kentlands, Summer Flowers IMG_5453
Photographs by … (18 comments)

kentlands flowers: Rainy Day Photowalk: Kentlands Flowers - 08/20/12 10:32 AM
Rainy Day Photowalk:  Kentlands Flowers
 
We have a rainy day in Maryland and it is good to add some color.  These photographs are part of our Imagination series and are also posted on my Imagination board on Pinterest.  The colors have been edited so all of them are different than their natural appearance. iPiccy.com, a free service, was used for the editing.
Please follow me on Pinterest and connect with me on Facebook and Flickr if you enjoy flower photography.  If you are new to Pinterest, it is also a great resource for recipes.
Have a wonderful week and be … (28 comments)

kentlands flowers: Weekend Photowalk: Kentlands Flowers - 08/13/12 08:10 AM
Weekend Photowalk:  Kentlands Flowers


Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3096

Hydrangea, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3083

Rose, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3086

Petunia, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3085
Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Recent blogs: 
Who pays for the damage when trees fall?
Kentlands Flower Photographs Are Good For Your Imagination 
Maryland Summer Flowers: Photowalking in Kentlands
Gaithersburg Flowers: Photowalking in Kentlands, Maryland
Home Inventory: Know Your Stuff
Enrollment Now Open for Gaithersburg Citizens Police Academy
Longwood Gardens Flower Photographs
Maryland Farm Market: Lewis Orchards Photogaphs
Maryland Summer Flowers: Kentlands Photowalking
Busy Bees in Maryland: … (17 comments)

kentlands flowers: Speechless Sundays: Kentlands Flowers Imagination Series - 08/12/12 05:33 PM
Speechless Sundays:  Kentlands Flowers Imagination Series



 
Hydrangea, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3084 A
 

 
Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3086 A
 

 
Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3087 A
 

 
Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3091 A
 

 
Geranium, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3093 A
 
Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
 
 Recent blogs: 
Who pays for the damage when trees fall?
Kentlands Flower Photographs Are Good For Your Imagination 
Maryland Summer Flowers: Photowalking in Kentlands
Gaithersburg Flowers: Photowalking in Kentlands, Maryland
Home Inventory: Know Your Stuff
Enrollment Now Open for … (38 comments)

kentlands flowers: Silent Saturday: Kentlands Flowers - 08/11/12 05:31 PM
Silent Saturday:  Kentlands Flowers


Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3091

Hosta, Bee, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3071

Rose of Sharon, Kentlands, Flowers IMG_3070
Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Recent blogs: 
Who pays for the damage when trees fall?
Kentlands Flower Photographs Are Good For Your Imagination 
Maryland Summer Flowers: Photowalking in Kentlands
Gaithersburg Flowers: Photowalking in Kentlands, Maryland
Home Inventory: Know Your Stuff
Enrollment Now Open for Gaithersburg Citizens Police Academy
Longwood Gardens Flower Photographs
Maryland Farm Market: Lewis Orchards Photogaphs
Maryland Summer Flowers: Kentlands Photowalking
Busy Bees in Maryland: Photowalking in … (17 comments)

kentlands flowers: Kentlands Flowers - Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs - 05/14/12 03:33 PM
Kentlands Flowers - Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
The weather in Maryland was beautiful for Mother's Day.  Dolores and I spent the afternoon at the gardens and then the museum at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC.  The rose garden is especially beautiful and the peonies are in full bloom.  If you have not visited Dumbarton Oaks, you should add that destination to your list of very special places in the District.  The Dumbarton Oaks Museum has a wonderful pre-columbian art collection.
We are seeing new spring flowers in Kentlands, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on a daily basis.  Now is the time to … (17 comments)

kentlands flowers: The Colors of Autumn 11/06/11 - 11/06/11 07:31 AM
The Colors of Autumn 11/06/11
I enjoy walks through the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  With my camera in hand, I try to capture some of the changing colors of the season. This is an image that is easily missed if you do not look closely at the dried up plants in the flower gardens.
Please share photographs from your favorite places in the comments for this post.

This is what a Coneflower looks like after the blossom is long gone. The location is Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 Camera.
Roy and … (19 comments)

kentlands flowers: Autumn Flowers in Maryland - Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 11/1/11 - 11/01/11 05:40 PM
Autumn Flowers in Maryland - Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 11/1/11
Dahlias are among my favorite autumn flowers. This photograph was taken in our home garden in the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Yes, Dahlias were blooming when it snowed and some are still blooming after the snow melted.  Our thoughts are with our friends in the northeast that are without power and still facing the problems of clearing snow.
Please share your favorite photographs in the comments for this post.

Dahlia in our home garden.  Life is good in Maryland. Photograph by Roy Kelley.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(6 comments)

kentlands flowers: Spooky Flowers in Kentlands - 10/31/11 07:06 AM
Spooky Flowers in Kentlands
Flowers from our home garden are dressed up for Halloween.  Big crowds are expected in Kentlands for the special Halloween event in the downtown Kentlands area. Put safety first if your children are going to be on the streets this evening.
Enjoy the festivities and have a wonderful Halloween.

Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon Powershot G11 Camera. Color adjusted on Picnik.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(11 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Prince Georges County Real Estate 10/22/11 - 10/22/11 09:18 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 10/22/11
Prince George's County, Maryland, Real Estate Market Statistics
During September, there were 634 closed sales, down 0.47% from last year.   The average sold price was $177,909, down 10.88% from last year, with an average of 108 days on the market.  The median sold price was $160,000, down 11.11% from last year.  Homes were selling for an average of 88.1% of the average original list price.  
The real estate market statistics for the previous month may be viewed by clicking on the following link.  http://www.rbintel.com/statistics/prince-georges-county-md
Please share photographs from your favorite places in the comments for … (18 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photogaphs & Chrysanthemum Display 10/11/11 - 10/11/11 06:58 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Chrysanthemum Display 10/11/11
Brookside Gardens Chrysanthemum Display
Autumn Harvest Conservatory DisplaysSaturday, October 8 through Sunday, November 20(note: South house closes November 14)10:00am-5:00pm daily;- FREENote: Friday, November 11- Veteran's Day Holiday-Conservatories and Visitors Center CLOSED
 
    *
 
NOTE: Peak bloom display will be in late October. *Conservatory falcon with dragon head image by Robert Rinker. South House Closes: Monday, November 14 for train installation.North House Closed: Monday, November 21-Dec. 2 daytime.Friday, November 25, Opening night of Garden of Lights and Commission Holiday: Both Conservatories closed during the day. South House train exhibit & North House … (25 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Conservation Landscaping - 10/09/11 07:22 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Conservation Landscaping 








Sunday morning, July 31, 2011, walk through Kentlands. Another beautiful day in Gaithersburg, MD. Canon PowerShot G11 Camera. Photographs by Roy Kelley.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(22 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Gaithersburg Absentee Ballots - 10/08/11 06:36 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Gaithersburg Absentee Ballots 
Mortgage News:  Bank of America Corp. is shutting down its correspondent mortgage unit at the end of the year.  The unit has 1,200 employees.
Applications for Absentee Ballots Available October 6
Absentee ballots will be available for those unable to get to the polls for the City of Gaithersburg municipal elections on November 8, 2011.  Up for election are three at-large seats on the Gaithersburg City Council.  Candidates running in this election are Jud Ashman, Cathy C. Drzyzgula, Paula Ross, Tom Rowse, and Ryan Spiegel. 
Registered voters within the City limits are … (15 comments)

kentlands flowers: A flower as bright as a smile - Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs - 10/06/11 12:41 PM
A flower as bright as a smile - Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
I enjoy walks through our Kentlands neighborhood in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  With my camera in hand, I seek the colors of the season and the lighting that will provide special moments.
When you need a bit of attitude adjustment, carefully focus your camera on a pretty flower and it is easy to put aside the business problems of the day.
Please share photographs from your favorite places in the comments for this post.

Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011, walk through Kentlands and Lakelands in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Canon PowerShot G11 … (14 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 10/3/11 - 10/03/11 06:09 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 10/3/11
Proactive or Reactive?It's up to You
"Everyone makes choices. Their outlook on life, whether at home, at work, behind the wheel or at the theater, directly correlates to the decision to be either positive or negative. In essence, it's as simple as whether you see the glass half full or half empty. As author Stephen R. Covey puts it in his much publicized book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,* you can choose to be proactive or you can choose to be reactive. He takes his theory a step further, saying that a … (16 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & 20th Annual Oktoberfest at the Kentlands - 10/01/11 07:36 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
 
20th Annual Oktoberfest at the Kentlands 
 
An autumn favorite everyone can enjoy is the 20th Annual Kentlands Oktoberfest held on Sunday, October 9th from Noon to 4 pm, proudly presented by the City of Gaithersburg and Kentlands Citizens Assembly. Thousands of people from the Kentlands, the City of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County and surrounding areas come out to enjoy this festival and we hope that you will too. This year's festival will feature favorites such as pumpkin painting and horse-drawn carriage rides around the lakes. Mark your calendars, you don't want to miss … (14 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Young Artist Award 9/29/11 - 09/29/11 06:27 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & Young Artist Award 9/29/11
 
The City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation announce the 9th Annual Young Artist Award, a juried competition culminating in a concert for the top prize winners. The Young Artist Award provides young instrumental, piano and vocal musicians with an enriching artistic experience. The following are the general guidelines of the Young Artist Award:
Open to vocal and instrumental (woodwind, brass, string, guitar, piano) soloists between the ages of 12-18 years. Applicants must be at least 12 years old but no more than 18 years old by December 31, 2011. Participants … (14 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & FHA 203(k) 9/25/11 - 09/25/11 07:27 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & FHA 203(k) 9/25/11
FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Financing
1.  May be used for the owner occupant purchase of lender owned foreclosures or short sale pre-foreclosures that have deferred maintenance, repair or renovation needs.
2.  May be use to fix up and refinance the current residence.
3.  Can be used on conforming or jumbo FHA mortgage loans.
4.  The cost of renovation can be included in the FHA mortgage loan.
 Funding can be used for the following:
1.  Structural alterations and reconstruction.
2.  Kitchen or bathroom renovations or finishing a basement.
3.  Major landscape work or … (21 comments)

kentlands flowers: Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & VA Funding Fee Changes 9/24/11 - 09/24/11 11:25 AM
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs & VA Funding Fee Changes 9/24/11
Jeffrey Boogaard at Real Estate Mortgage Network, Inc. provided this information.  www.RehabLender.net
Please share photographs from your favorite places in the comments for this post.








Saturday morning, July 16, 2011, walk through Kentlands and Lakelands in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Photograph by Roy Kelley.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(15 comments)

 
Roy Kelley (Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger) Rainmaker large

Roy Kelley

Gaithersburg, MD

More about me…

Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Address: Gaithersburg, MD

Office: 301-670-8996

Email Me



Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog