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After a great Memorial Day weather-wise, the weather for today also looks really good. The day will start with patchy fog before 9:00 am. After that, mostly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and a low around 57.

The warm weather this weekend has (finally) caused the trees and shrubs to go into (almost) full bloom. Here’s a close-up photo taken by Joe Vitek of one of those blooms.  It’s not only a nice photo, but also a reminder to pause and take in the “little things” around the lake.  Thanks for sharing Joe.

Bloom from Joe Vitek 5-20

The Mountain Comes Alive

The Deep Creek Lions Club Meshach Browning coloring contest has received a number of entries (23 to-date to be exact), with the talent of the artists very evident.  Check out this video for the story and a sampling of entries.  Thanks for sharing to fellow Lion Chris Nichols.

With all the nice weather and the relaxation of restrictions all over the country, it looks like a lot of people took advantage of the holiday to go to the beach, mountains, pools or just get some fun outside time under their belts.  The lake area was certainly busy this weekend. I know there is concern among some about increasing cases due to the openings and I also know it is an uncertain, tricky balance between various factors. Let’s hope for the best and be positive, as we are all in this together.

Here’s a nice photo taken by Lisa Nichols this weekend while she was kayaking in Meadow Mountain cove.  Those clouds sure are cool looking.  Thanks for sharing Lisa!

Lisa Nichols 5-25-20

Kayaking on Meadow Mountain Cove

On Sunday, the Baltimore Sun reported that the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state had dropped from 1,320 to 1,290 since the prior day. That is good news. 

Testing late last week at a Garrett County nursing home facility uncovered seven new cases (four residents and three out-of-state staff), which brings our county total number of known cases to 10. Interestingly, all seven, from various age groups, were asymptomatic. Additional test results for the facility are still pending, with 188 negative results received for residents and staff so far.  That is very good news.