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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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View du jour: April 24, 2014

These flowers are one of the first to bloom in the early spring. they were given to us by Elaine & Ron Milito several years ago. They are pretty and continue to thrive and spread in our backyard at home in Falmouth, Virginia.

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View du jour: January 29, 2014

Close to 15 years ago our son Oliver asked if we minded if he and his friend Jamie Drake would dig in our back yard to make a mold in the earth for a statue made of concrete. Of course we didn’t mind. The piece is about 3 feet long. Over the years it had […]

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View du Jour: April 10, 2014

The Red Hook section of Brooklyn, like a good deal of Brooklyn, is undergoing changes that make it more appealing to humans and also more expensive. This is a phot of a barge that also serves as a museum on the waterfront in Red Hook.

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View du Jour: April 24, 2013

We have some early azalea bushes in the front and side of our house. The flowers are spectacular with simple petals. They bloom early but the blooms don not last all that long disappearing with the heat. They serve to be a sure proof of Spring.

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View du Jour: August 11, 2014

Taking a morning walk around our neighborhood I noticed these flowers. Common roadside flowers around here, especially when the county or state highway crews don’t cut the grass. I interpreted the morning glory as a present to those up before the heat of the day.

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View du Jour: September 17, 2014

When I came home last night after the MHAF board and boosters picnic the beautiful moon flowers at our front door that have done so well this year grabbed my attention. The front light was on and I thought that a rear view of a blooming flower would be very nice. I took that and I […]

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