Longwood Gardens Spring 2009

Little D and I went to PA on Saturday - it was a beautiful, hot, sunny day. Longwood was beautiful - complete with tree houses and an Arbor Day celebration. The water gardens were under construction though - and we were sad to miss it. It was also a bit early in the season so... Continue Reading →

Summer 2008: things to look forward to

looking forward to: evenings by the pool reading great books hikes in the mountains grilling on my deck weekend mini adventures pomegranate margaritas with my friendly neighbor spending time with my children and my niece harry & the potters show @ the black cat in DC watching my garden bloom cooking with herbs that I grow... Continue Reading →

1804 Inn and Barboursville Vineyard

My best friend and I recently spent the night at the 1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards. Located about 20 minutes north of Charlottesville, the inn and its surroundings are steeped in history - and beauty. Needless to say, it was VERY difficult to leave.

the short list

Here is a short list of things that I would like to have: 1. Harry Potter Box Set books 1-7 This is awesome. I cannot wait to get this. Perhaps santa will bring it? 2. Two beautiful Garden books: In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World and Gardens in Time 3. These shoes... Continue Reading →

A brief escape: Hillwood Museum & Gardens

A few of us escaped from work today to check out a beautiful estate/museum nearby, Hillwood Museum & Gardens. Marjorie Merriweather Post acquired Hillwood in 1955 and created a series of pleasure gardens for her leisure and the entertainment of her guests.  Being that this is only 1 mile away from the office, we enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Brief Update: Some Personal Stats

I ran across a "brief update" entry that toshpice.wordpress.com posted recently. Thinking it was a good idea, I decided to be not-so-original and post one for myself: A short list of where I am now in my life:  Job: VP Information Management (IT) and Chief Information Officer What I like best about my job: Our... Continue Reading →

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