No, your monitor’s not messed up. The water really looks that green. It’s a limestone pool at Dumbarton Oaks, and the cherub or putto is made of lead. I imagine there’s a bit of algae in there too.
This is called the “Terrior column” in the brochure and on the website, but I’ve never heard of the word. It’s modeled after a “19th century terrier’s tomb that the landscape architect, Beatrice Farrand, saw in Naples, Italy.” Monument to a dog?
I love the lines in this simple garden chair.
This lovely path leads to a statue….
None other than Pan, who points the way to Lovers’ Lane Pool and a Roman-style amphitheater:
Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand collaborated for thirty years on the garden’s design. I’d say they got it right, wouldn’t you?