Archive for: Dumbarton Oaks

Patrick Dougherty: Where Art Meets Gardens

Patrick Dougherty: Where Art Meets Gardens

In all the years I’ve been going to Dumbarton Oaks I’ve never seen them present an artist’s garden installation.  That is until now. Patrick Dougherty:...

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Romance and Wandering at Dumbarton Oaks

Romance and Wandering at Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks has all the flower beds and terraces you could ask for, but for me I come for the romance. Dumbarton Oaks © Britt Conley I have recovered from lost...

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Dumbarton Oaks: The Ellipse

Dumbarton Oaks: The Ellipse

This lovely oval garden of trees, pebbles, grass and fountain was design by Beatrice Farrand. Ellipse Trees at Dumbarton Oaks © Britt Conley Originally the oval...

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Fun with over-exposure

Fun with over-exposure

There are many ways to photograph a subject.  One of them is the change the settings on your camera in order to play with over exposure. Flowers © Britt Conley Over...

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The first official day of Summer!

The first official day of Summer!

If I were to think of one word that would say Summer more than any other word for me, it would be grass. Grass © Britt Conley I look forward the great greening...

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The Rise of the Spring Roses at Dumbarton Oaks

The Rise of the Spring Roses at Dumbarton Oaks

After five incredibly long weeks of being hold up indoors recovering from surgery I finally made it out to my favorite local garden yesterday with my husbands help....

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Pink floral delights: spring trees!

Pink floral delights: spring trees!

First and foremost I am a photographer.  I’m fairly addicted to shooting just about anything, but my true love is flower photography.  On our honeymoon we...

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A great weekend… now for the next six weeks!

A great weekend… now for the next six weeks!

The journey to the rose garden © Britt Conley Saturday, Erika and I went out to Dumbarton Oaks again to see if the forsythia had bloomed.  While we were there...

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Some of the best flowers of Spring are those that made it through Winter!

Some of the best flowers of Spring are those that made it through Winter!

Some of the best flowers of Spring are those that made it through Winter.  Most are dry and stiffly flutter in the Spring breeze.  They may be old and frail but...

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At Washington D.C.’s Dumbarton Oaks, Spring has Sprung!

At Washington D.C.’s Dumbarton Oaks, Spring has Sprung!

Crocus © Britt Conley Morning crocuses meet the season’s sky. They mark the start of passers by. In this, like other gardens I’ve been known to go… the...

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