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The last week in April is typically when the tulip beds at Sherwood Gardens are in full bloom. With heavy rain mid-week, prime viewing may have been made shorter.
The public retreat, a tract once owned by A. S. Abell, founder of The Baltimore Sun, was the creation of John Sherwood in the 1920s.
His work continues through Stratford Green, which plants 80,000 tulip bulbs per year and maintains the six-acre garden. On the morning of May 24, people can participate in the Tulip Dig and purchase this year’s bulbs. The proceeds benefit the historic gardens.
See aerial photos of the landslide scene after part of 26th Street in Charles Village collapsed onto a CSX railroad track Wednesday following heavy rains. About 20 Charles Village residents face up to 40 days away from their homes while city engineers assess the stability of the area. These photos were taken Thursday by Baltimore photography duo Belinda and Terry Kilby of Elevated Element.
Sam Holden, a Baltimore-based photographer, died April 26, 2014 after collapsing suddenly while doing yard work on his father’s farm in Bel Air. He was 44. Holden worked as a freelance photographer for both national and local publications, including Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine. Todd Holden, Sam’s father, has graciously allowed The Darkroom to share some of his son’s work. View more of Sam’s work here.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, April 19 through Friday, April 25.
David Johnston had been overweight his entire life, and then 11 years ago at age 24, he started bodybuilding. His wife Nikki was a college volleyball player, and although she has been working out since age 14, she started bodybuilding at age 28. Now both are amateur bodybuilders, preparing up to six months for competitions.