We'll launch the first weekend in June in picturesque style with this photo I took last week in the Quarry Garden at Winterthur Museum, near Wilmington, DE. This garden is one of many on the 1,000-acre estate planned by founder Henry Francis DuPont (1880-1969), who preferred to enhance the setting -- in this case, a stream running through an abandoned quarry -- with wild flowers and plants to create a natural, informal woodland garden. Enjoy the primroses and primula!
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.