Memorial Day 2017

Dear Readers,

As you hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, perhaps you'll find yourself stuck in traffic, or at the airport, needing something to read.

For a unique perspective on Memorial Day, I recently ran across a thought-provoking piece by a Marine Corps veteran that will probably not have you saying brightly, "Happy Memorial Day!" anytime soon.  Her perspective is sobering.

You may also be interested in reading more about one of the most prominent charities supporting the loved ones of the fallen, Gold Star Wives of America, which was founded during the 1940s and supported by notable leaders such as Eleanor Roosevelt.  

Yours Truly,

Sarah

A patriotic display of Texas wildflowers, Spring 2016

A patriotic display of Texas wildflowers, Spring 2016

Historic Garden Tour: The Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, VA)

Detail of boxwood and one of the corner towers in the walled "secret" garden, Governor's Palace

Detail of boxwood and one of the corner towers in the walled "secret" garden, Governor's Palace

Dear Readers, 

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful grounds of Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace.  (For a beautiful map of most of the gardens of Williamsburg, which collectively cover 90+ acres of the city, please click here.)  The gardens were lovingly restored over a period of some thirty years, from 1930-1960.  The Governor's Palace gardens, which encompass 10 acres, feature miles of boxwood plantings, "falling gardens" (or terraces), a canal to nowhere (click here to read more about that) and perhaps even a Revolutionary ghost or two.

Click here to read on!  

Yours Truly,

Sarah

 

Farmers Market Tour: Williamsburg

Lovely spring asparagus

Lovely spring asparagus

Dear Readers,

Here's a fun tour for you: the Williamsburg Farmers Market!  We recently discovered this lovely market in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia.  This market is just gorgeous, and brings the historic town to life each Saturday morning from April to October.  

Yours Truly,

Sarah