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I just returned home from an out of town trip down to Ocean City for a long weekend getaway.  A nice, fun trip, but happy to be back in COLORFUL, BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL Garrett County. The weather for today is showers likely, mainly before 8:00 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61 degrees, with an east wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight we have a chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

For those readers out of town, here’s a photo submitted by regular reader and photo contributor Dee Dave that shows the beauty around just about every corner in Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area these days.  She took this “still life” in the Dutch’s parking lot.  Thanks for sharing Dee. Nice, rich colors…

Dee Dave Dutchs 10-10-20

Everyday Colors

Happy Columbus Day to all! I know some states are moving to not recognice the day, but I believe it is still a federal holiday, if perhaps a lesser one, and is still recognized in Maryland.  There will be no mail delivery today.  While there had been celebrations in 1792 to mark the 300th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage, Columbus Day was first officially proclaimed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1892, to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Bahamas.

Moving right along to present day Garrett County, the Garrett County Health Department has received two additional positive COVID-19 results, bringing the current county total positives to 79. The new positive COVID-19 cases are a teenage male and a female in her 50s. Both have symptoms and are isolating at their homes. Currently there are a total of three residents isolating due to positive COVID-19 test results. For more information call 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111.

I reported last week on the winners of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2020 Photo Contest.  Now, we all have a chance to vote on the Fan Favorite, which will also be included in the annual DNR calendar.  The DNR folks have narrowed the voting field down to four nice shots, and your votes determine the favorite.  Here’s the link for you to vote and learn more.

On Saturday, October 24th at 7:30 pm, Charm City Junction will perform a premiere YouTube video exclusively for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) audience at no cost! GLAF is asking you to follow the link and sign up for this virtual event and also consider a donation to GLAF of ANY amount to help cover the costs for this performance. Here’s the link for more information, to register for the free event or to give a donation.

Finally, in keeping with the “fall is all around us” photo theme today, here’s a nice photo my wife took when we arrived home from the beach yesterday afternoon about 4:30.  It is a quick shot from our driveway that shows a sampling of our area’s peak colors (even in the rain).

Mike yard by Jean 10-11-20

Fall is All Around Us

Have a great week dear readers…