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Lansdowne’s Owen House and Sycamore Tree Park

I was reading an early post of May 28, 2007, where I mention the historic Mary Owen House, first built in 1732, and Sycamore Tree Park that preserves a huge sycamore. At the time, I knew nothing about them, but … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens Potpourri

The Pierre S. du Pont who built Longwood Gardens described his religion to be “a nonpracticing Episcopalian.” “Just like me!” I told my wife. “You were never an Episcopalian.” “But if I am nonpracticing, it doesn’t matter. I nonpractice lots … Continue reading

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A Perfect Christmas Morning at Longwood

At home, there has always been a gap in the Christmas Day activities between mid-morning, after everyone has exchanged presents and has had breakfast, and late afternoon as relatives began to gather for Christmas dinner.  Over the years, more activities—church … Continue reading

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Rainy Days at Longwood Gardens

I especially enjoy rainy days while volunteering at Longwood Gardens.  The pace is noticeably slower and conversations more intimate.  The visitors are fewer, and we have time to leisurely discuss the history of the house, the Gardens, and the du … Continue reading

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The Century Plant In Bloom

At the Peirce-du Pont House in Longwood Gardens is a century plant that traditionally blooms only once every 100 years.  That is an exaggeration, but the real story is even better. The plant looks like an aloe, but is actually … Continue reading

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Belin the Cat

Attractive women from teenagers to mid-forties tentatively step into Longwood Gardens’ Peirce-du Pont House, gazing around, not sure they want to be there, thinking they may have made a mistake by coming in the door, then notice Belin dozing in … Continue reading

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