Discussing the new novel by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, and grateful not to be living in 17th century Vardø (or 17th century anywhere).
Snow and daffodils: the turning of the year.
I think my family enjoys the dinner candle more as a capricious beeswax waterfall.
Getting in on the ground floor.
What a joy to see longtime friends in person, after months of deprivation. It feels reasonably safe to gather outdoors, and what prettier setting than Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, at the peak of bloom.
…Trying to find something to appreciate in the midst of dreadful heat.
A day in Alexandria donating art supplies, recycling electronics, delivering a cat cushion—during a pandemic, we get our dates however we can. A more romantic conclusion, though: together we admired the river from a bench in Founders Park, with coffee from Dolci Gelati.
If you like stumbling upon ruins overgrown by Mother Nature, this is the place for you: remnants of the U.S. Capitol, some dating back to 1818, that were removed during a 1958 renovation and tucked away in Rock Creek Park. More details on AtlasObscura.com.