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A Historical Photo at Longwood Gardens

About a month ago, two elderly ladies (but still younger than me) came into the Peirce-du Pont House at Longwood Gardens and showed me a vintage photo stored on their phone of two teenage boys sitting on a stone wall that they knew was somewhere in the Gardens. 166 more words

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I remember the first time I heard a carillon. Until that time I was most familiar with the single bell at our little country church that rang when the long rope in the vestibule was pulled. 394 more words

Upcoming House Concert

Autumn Skylights

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’ll get to it tomorrow. Modernity’s worrying pace puts off simple pleasure.

Day by day, I counted down autumn’s fierce turn then dying flame in the kitchen skylight until killing frost crept across the glass and a single leaf fluttered, backlit and oxblood red. 132 more words


Let's go see the meadow! | Photos

Is Longwood Gardens addictive? Maybe. No matter. It’s a healthy addiction! Especially on a chilly, breezy, bright sunny day that just happened to be my birthday. 278 more words


Gardening the Otherside of the Pond

Garden Club of America Fellow Charles Ive

Hi everyone, my name is Charles Ive (Charlie) and it’s my privilege to be the new Garden Club of America Fellow. 618 more words

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From the Eyes of a Crazy Christmas Lady

Do you know why I love this country? Because, at least for the time being, we are free. I am free to sing Christmas songs in June, free to put up my tree in October and free to take it down around Valentine’s Day, or whenever I deem fit. 535 more words