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Dumbarton Oaks: Art and Beauty Around Every Corner

One of my greatest local pleasures is the garden of Dumbarton Oaks on R street in Georgetown. In all four seasons, it is so beautiful that it reminds me of a line in a letter Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to Margaret … Continue reading

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Isola Bella: Glimpsing the Work

I am a vegetable gardener because I love fresh food and because working in a garden is so satisfying. My joke is that gardening saves me thousands of dollars each year in therapy bills.  The combination of physical labor and … Continue reading

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