“I don’t know what to do!” cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I […]
Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day; Twine mistletoe and holly. For a friendship glows In winter snows, And so let’s all be jolly! ~Author Unknown ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christmas Eve is one of those special moments in life when the air is filled with love and warmth. It gives […]
O’ Tannenbaum Written in 1824 by Ernst Anschutz as a folk song heralding the fir tree’s evergreen qualities of constancy and faithfulness. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O […]
A holiday visit to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania today brought stunning views of natural displays of seasonal color. I can’t tell you how many beautiful decorated Christmas trees I saw today. Between Longwood Gardens, and Dupont’s home at Winterthur, I must have seen around 100 trees. […]
This morning I’m heading up for a great field trip. Heading just north of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, my destination is Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Middle Creek is renowned for the thousands of snow geese that migrate via the Atlantic Flyway and stay for several weeks […]
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet ‘Meditations Divine and Moral,’ 1655 Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Orchid Extravaganza.