Gardens

Haiku In the Nation's Capital

Haiku In the Nation's Capital

 Haiku...

…a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey an experience.

– Haiku Society of America

The District of Columbia’s Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID --- a 43-block neighborhood that stretches from the White House to Dupont Circle.) has just announced it is open for and ready to receive entries to the city’s Annual Golden Haiku Literary Competition. It’s the 6th year for this event and it’s incredibly popular. Last year there were more than 1,600 original entries from 45 countries, 34 states and the District of Columbia itself. 

What Is So Special About the Gardens at Mount Vernon? I Mean, Really?

What Is So Special About the Gardens at Mount Vernon? I Mean, Really?

I know gardens may seem totally, totally boring!!  And unless you're a lover of eating the freshest food ever, you probably see gardens as not very important. Farms maybe, but not gardens!  But you're really missing something totally interesting, if you accept this!! You can learn a lot about people and periods in history from studying gardens. 

Gardens As Museums

Gardens As Museums

A museum is a collection of people’s ideas and beliefs over time. The objects that make up a museum collection present a picture of what was important during the particular time period of the collected objects. Collected objects can be --- building parts, textiles, art, objects of daily use, documents, architecture, plants, animals, recordings, photographs, etc.