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The Peaceful Spot In Georgetown That Is The Setting For George Saunders’ “Lincoln In The Bardo”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2017 by johnbuckley100

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Today is the pub date for George Saunders’ first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo, which is set in Oak Hill Cemetery, above Georgetown.  In the novel, the spirit of Willie Lincoln, dead at age 11 in 1862, exists along with others in that netherworld between life and Buddhist reincarnation.  President Lincoln, convulsed in mourning, visits his son, and is observed by the other spirits.  We have visited Oak Hill Cemetery many times, and it is situated next to Dumbarton Oaks, its front entrance looking down upon Georgetown and the Potomac, its back acreage looking down upon Rock Creek Park.  It is a gorgeous, peaceful spot, and a lovely place to visit on a Sunday afternoon in turbulent times.  All images Leica M10.

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These Arms To Hold You

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 6, 2016 by johnbuckley100

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Not Yet The Tulip Frenzy, But Cherry Blossoms At Post-Peak Perfection

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 3, 2016 by johnbuckley100

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Please Tell Us The Tulip Frenzy Is Arriving Soon

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 1, 2016 by johnbuckley100

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The Girl Steps Out Of The Picture

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 28, 2015 by johnbuckley100

Leica Monochrom (Type-246), Dumbarton Oaks.

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Mistah Tulip Frenzy – He Dead

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by johnbuckley100

Life is filled with choices.  Last week, we chose to be at the Tidal Basin on the sunny evening in order to catch the Cherry Blossom Frenzy.  Of course, we said, we’d be able to get to see the tulips this weekend in their customary frenzy, like so:

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And yet upon arrival at Dumbarton Oaks this afternoon, we found this:

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We missed the Tulip Frenzy!  In fairness to us, the weather pattern has the flora and fauna confused, and the camellia bush that always blooms by Easter just bloomed.  But sadly, this was the best we could find:

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Recognition

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 26, 2014 by johnbuckley100

Halloween 2014 Bullseye

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