Wednesday, April 12, 2017

mount vernon

ander expressed interest in visiting mount vernon for a while now, especially after reading george washington's breakfast by jean fritz (paul galdone, illustrator). as it turns out, mount vernon is less than an hour's drive away.

it was a comfortably warm, sunny spring day, perfect for outdoor touring of the gardens and peeking into some of the buildings.

for a self-guided experience in the comfort of your home without heat or hunger or crowds or annoying insects, i recommend the virtual tour.






the flowers were planted along the borders of the beds for enjoyment in a "pleasure garden"

tulips



tulips and daffodils

pansies


maroon drooping flowers in foreground are snake's head fritillaries

hyacinth



lilac


lily-flowered tulip



looking into the kitchen

tiny house living



the cistern was not original to the estate


espaliered apple tree 

redbud
teen selfie

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