Category Archives: gardening

An Old Fave

Remembering springtime on the East Coast and one of my favorite flowers, Cleome or Spider Flower. Great weekend, everyone! {carole} Advertisements

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Azalea Walk

If you ever get to the D.C. area in early May, do the Azalea Walk in the National Arboretum. The azaleas are just about every color, and tended carefully. We were a little late this year, so missed the biggest … Continue reading

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More Hillwood

More about Hillwood. Marjorie Merriweather Post was the daughter of C.W. Post of the Post cereal (General Mills) fortunes. The estate and gardens are now open for the public to enjoy. A random fact: the actress Dina Merrill is one of … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks, part III

Hey, welcome back. I apologize for the poor lighting, as the gardens are only open from 2-6 p.m. in the summer. The worst time for photographers. I’ll probably go back in the fall when the sun’s not so high. This … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks, part II

  A litle more history about Dumbarton Oaks. Robert Woods Bliss (perfect name for someone who owned all this, huh?) commissioned  Igor Stravinsky to compose a concerto for his thirtieth wedding anniversary in 1938. The Concerto in E-flat for chamber orchestra is more commonly … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks

Good morning! Won’t you join me for a stroll through one of my favorite places, Dumbarton Oaks? The gardens are stunning and the house is pretty nice too. And have you seen a lovelier ticket? They remind me of the … Continue reading

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Colors of summer

Look closely. Do you see “faces” in the flowers here? They remind me a little of C-3PO from Star Wars. I didn’t notice until I viewed the image on my large monitor. a Cleome in the neighborhood one of my … Continue reading

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One last glimpse

Yes, welcome to my last glimpse of the Amish country! Hope you enjoy it…. Downtown Lancaster, PA Daylilies in Strasburg, PA The 300 Block of N. Queen St. in Lancaster. 300 Block is a very cool area of the city … Continue reading

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A stroll through Amish country

  Garden store in Strasburg, PA Today and tomorrow I’ll be showing you the last of my photos from the Amish country. (Do I hear a cheer in the background?) I’m going to have to bite the ole bullet and … Continue reading

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Traveling today

Hey, we’re on the road back home today, so I’ll just put up a few photos. Back tomorrow…. Cleome (spider plant) Zinnia Sun patterns

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