Well, it was back to work today after a three day weekend. The Casa du Borghese is also back to normal since the Mother blew in town for Mother's Day weekend. I have to make a conscience effort to not streak naked, and wear more then a tee shirt and underwear. Upon her departure, as usual, two houseboys have gone missing, as well as a bottle of gin. But I digress. But we had a very memorable and fun visit. Not only is she a great mom, but also a friend. We can talk of anything, and if you have ever seen Queer as Folk, and remember Debbie Novotony then you get the jist. We had a blast. Upon her arrival, I took her to a lavender farm up the road, and let her pick up what she wanted from their homemade product assortment. She loves Longwood Gardens as do I...and for the weekend the gardens were having a lovely luminary nights. If your familiar with the gardens, or remember past post, it's an area jewel for sure. Longwood has a very long history beginning with the Lenape Indian tribe before being owned by a Quaker family, then finally being persevered and own by Pierre Du Pont in the early 1900's. He did wonders with the place...and has made it possible for all to enjoy to this day.
I love me some columbine.
Some of their special guests, the blue-poppies, are causing quite a sensation in their Exhibition Hall! Blue-poppies require very specific conditions that make them challenging to grow; however, every year in April their talented horticulturists force them to flower.
The first time for me to see a bonsai tree blooming.
The DuPont farmhouse of the grounds amongst the wisteria.
And the outdoor gardens and paths....stunning for spring
The Mother strolling....
We were lucky too, the rain held out till late Saturday night. Sunday was spent with me making a huge French toast brunch and a Doris Day, day of movies...so how weird it was to hear of her passing on Monday morning. But none the less, we had a lovely time. Now excuse me while I get more relaxed.
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