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Signatures of London

May 25, 2023

London in late April and early May was particularly merry this year. The town was all decked out tastefully for the Coronation of King Charles III, to include a low…

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Spring at Parterre

May 18, 2023

After 10 days in England, I have a years worth of images for weekly posts — but first, a peak at Parterre. Spring, while late and coolish this year, was…

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Chasing Tulips in Sussex and Surrey, Part 2

May 11, 2023

It was an article seven years ago in my favorite English magazine, Gardens Illustrated, that served as the inspiration for this year’s annual spring visit to England, specifically to Sussex…

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Chasing Tulips in Sussex and Surrey, Part I

May 4, 2023

Of course, as soon as I finish one garden tour, I’m planning the next. While the working title of this trip was affectionately named “Chasing Tulips,” it soon become apparent…

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Memories of England

April 27, 2023

Along with the daffodils and the tulips, the other gift I anticipate the most about spring is my trip to England. When I was in London in December, the decorations…

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Celebrating Daffodils, the Beacons of Spring

April 20, 2023

Cheers to “the beginning of event’s season!” as one friend refrerred to it. Until just a few years ago, “the season” didn’t start until Memorial Day; now April is a…

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Daffodil Time in Newport

April 13, 2023

Daffodils, the first harbingers of spring, seem to have arrived earlier this year…I’m guessing it must have been our mild winter. And how welcome they are (due in part to…

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French Blooms

April 6, 2023

I first met Sandra Sigman at the Newport Flower Show four years ago. You could not walk by her stunning Paris-comes-to-Newport French market nestled under the majestic beech trees without…

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