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View du jour. May 1, 2016

A picture taken at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market on the first day of June. Spring crops have been available for a few weeks and some summer crops are coming in. These are , obviously, purple turnips – the spring ones that are sweeter and more tender than the ones available in the fall. These are […]

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View du Jour. May 28 2016

May is a beautiful time in this part of Virginia. The weather is often very pleasant and the garden is in great shape. Here is a shot of the blooms on one of our rose bushes. This one is a hybrid, very common and blooms until it gets a good freeze.  It has a little fragrance […]

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View du Jour. November 17 2016

More leaves! This morning I went into our back yard to enjoy the weather and the light. Took several photos. This is the one I selected for the View du Jour. I think it treats the variety of colors and textures nicely.

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View du Jour – November 15, 2016

Soon after waking up this morning I thought it would be a good day to take pictures from our deck.  But the weather soon turned cloudy and very damp.  That didn’t deter me from taking several photos from and of our deck. The composition was almost automatic. The leaves  on our beech tree were beautiful […]

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Katydid on Basil

Most days I spend some time in the morning checking on the plants and vegetables in our  garden. Seeing what is doing well, what needs attention, what might be ready to harvest, pick or cut,  and occasionally taking some pictures. The light is usually very good between 7 and 8 AM. The sun is rising and […]

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View du jour. April 12, 2013

We’ve visited our sons in Brooklyn many times. The Spring of 2013 was the first time that we rented an apartment through Airbnb. The apartment was a little rough – some of the floor boards were loose or missing and the bathroom was very tiny – but it was clean and turned out to be conveniently located, […]

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View du Jour. December 3, 2013

When we are returning from a visit with our kids in Brooklyn we often stop at Cape May, NJ to spend a day or two at the ocean. It is always invigorating and soothing to stand on the beach watching the ocean and its waves.

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View du jour. November 19, 2013

Several years ago I bought a white camellia shrub at Roxbury Mills, a farm and garden shop in Fredericksburg. Since then we’ve been blessed with a prolific display of white double blooms  from November until the very hard freezes of January. Today is November 7, 2014. The bush started blooming a few days ago.  A pleasant […]

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View du jour June 15, 2014

I love to visit the gardens at Chatham Manor in Stafford County overlooking the Rappahannock River and Fredericksburg. This is a photo of a bloom past its prime on one of the large magnolia trees on the grounds. Chatham is a Georgian house that was the manor house of those that owned Chatham Plantation before the […]

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View du Jour, May 11, 2013

Several years ago we saw a spectacular display of blooming tree  peonies at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The next year we bought one tree peony for our garden in the rear of the house and the following year bought another. They don’t bloom a profusely as the plants a Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, but each bloom is wonderful.

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