Monthly Archives: November 2011

Before November is Over or Everyday Stuffing

I should say a little something about Thanksgiving.  I am late in telling you about Thanksgiving.  In real life, I am late because it is the night of the last day of November and as someone who firmly believes Christmas should not be decked out till December 1st  I must also let thanksgiving go at the end of November.  But in blog world I am possibly inexcusably late! A week before Thanksgiving the Los Angeles Times ran an article about food bloggers celebrating the holiday early in order to have the menu on their blog the day of.  What an interesting way reality is affected.  Here at the cultivated life we celebrated the day of and then waited for the turkey coma to wear off before letting you take a peek.

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Dumbarton Oaks or A Lovely Gray Day

I have been traveling you see.  I recommend wandering every now and then.

Dumbarton Oaks is a beautiful garden in Georgetown, D.C.  In the roughly 10 years I lived near the nation’s capital, I didn’t know it existed and I was the worst for it.  It is an English garden, all stone fountains, balconies and pastoral flower scenes.  It is full of the serenity that only English gardens can give you.

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Joshua Tree or Look Up

Driving into Joshua Tree, we saw a man in hiking boots and little more than a smile.  He was carrying a sign that said LOOK UP. Continue reading

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