The Green Wall…

Once upon a time…

Well, 1906 to be precise.

But once upon a time feels right.

Once upon a time, to save a collection of historic trees, a man by the name of Pierre S. du Pont purchased a farm in Pennsylvania.

And then Pierre S. du Pont discovered that he had a passion for gardening.

And then all hell broke loose.

And this farm evolved into the 1,077 acres of outdoor gardens and 4 acres of conservatory that is now known as Longwood Gardens. You can read a more extensive history here.

I’m loving the word “and” today.

We were fortunate enough to spend the better part of a day there with friends on our recent trip to Philly and greater Pennsylvania. I wanted to take up residence in one of their three treehouses for a about a week. You need more than the better part of a day to tour Longwood.

This one would do.

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It has pews in it.

One of my favorite places turned out to be the Green Wall.


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I’m still trying to figure out how we might incorporate this into our modest 1766 square foot home.

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Then I think about what might come out when the lights go off.

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The bane and blessing of being a writer.

Horror/Sci-Fi genres… spiders, zombies, or anything from the movie Prometheus. I can’t believe I watched that.

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Fantasy genre… faeries, borrowers, Tink.

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It’s the Loo, the Lav, the Water Closet.

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See the little red light. Ocupado.

Goblin? Gremlin? Hobbit? Benedict Cumberbatch? If it’s Benedict, I’ll wait.

The Green Wall goes on forever.

I wonder which door leads to Narnia?

And a good Thursday to you all.