Oh heeey @warnertheatre, definitely heeding this message. While not everything is open today, it’s Phase One of reopening in D.C. I’m not sure how I feel about it.
I’m reading about South Korea reclosing libraries and museums because of an increase in outbreaks again. Definitely makes me nervous and as badly as I want to dine out at one of my favorite restaurants with friends, I think I’ll be isolating for a bit longer.
The Capital for a Day | Brookeville, MD | 2020 |
For a little less than 24 hours in August of 1814, the town of Brookeville was transformed into the capital of the United States, with this house becoming The White House. With the US losing to British forces in the Battle of Bladensburg, and Washington, DC on fire, President James Madison and his wife, Dolley narrowly escaped capture by riding off on horseback, and crossing the Potomac into Virginia. The President was on the lam for 48 hours, eventually making his way by carriage to Brookeville, a Quaker settlement off of what is today Georgia Av in Montgomery County, Maryland. The entourage attempted to seek shelter at one house in the town, but the home owner refused to get out of bed...even for the President. They tried another home, only to find it was at capacity with other refugees, so they made their way to Caleb Bentley’s house pictured here. Bentley was a silversmith and watchmaker and he and his wife provided the president with accommodations. It’s said that during his stay at this temporary White House, the President stayed up all night dispatching orders and making plans for battle as the British turned their attention toward Baltimore. Mr. Bentley’s wife noted that the constant movement of guards surrounding the house through the night destroyed her vegetable garden. In the morning, the President thanked the Bentley’s and returned to the now burned-out Washington, DC. To see more of Brookeville and the surrounding area, check out my story. .
When I think of this city and all the beauty it holds, it makes my heart beat a little faster. What dc neighborhoods make you swoon?
loved the original capture by @coryandthecity as seen on @igdc that inspired this illustration
🌈Summer is the time to wear your brightest and boldest colors! Currently twirling through hump day in one of my favorite and most colorful sundresses!👗
What’s your favorite summer color to wear?☀️
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Here's to family road trips once everything opens back up. Doesn't matter what drama plays out during the ride I'll just be happy to get out of the house. #65mustangconvertible
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Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose, instead of the expectations and opinions of others ✊🏼🇲🇽🇺🇸
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Running through this short week like 🏃♀️🏃♂️💨
How are we holding up, Washingtonians?
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When I woke up this morning, I went from my bed straight outside to put food in the bird feeder. There was no need to grab a jacket, the sun was up and there was a nice and cool breeze. It all made me feel like it was a special day. Good things are about to happen. I love days that make me feel like that. ♥️
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A taste of honeyed cakes and tea
at the end of a tasteless day
sweetens the taste buds on my tongue
like honey suckle in May.
And all the tastes that cover it up
have affected my appetite.
For the thought of repressing what I love
is bitterness in every bite.
Economic plants like those used for food and medicine are one of our specialty collections. Did you know that green, black, and white peppercorns all come from the plant? Join us learn about black pepper (Piper nigrum), native to India.
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On Friday, D.C. will be entering Phase 1 of re-opening! We are hopeful the city will continue to meet its goals to be fully re-opened soon. 💖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These Capitol Hill cuties were captured by @coryandthecity
What a difference a year makes... This photo was taken exactly one year ago while doing some exploring with @nikaerad. I remember her having a very cool film camera with her, and indirectly being kicked out for taking photos.
It’s Woman Crush Wednesday. Spoil the woman in your life! Link in bio 😉😏
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A little Wednesday writing prompt to help shake things up and interrupt any negative talk tracks: What is something interesting that happened so far today?
Take 5 min. Reflect. See what comes up⚡️
Photo by @harmonyinhappenstance via Glow Guide @thelaurendevera
Another #Porchtrait . This is Sam (I think), maybe Sally. We’ll go with Sally. She was a complete stranger. Sitting on her porch in a sleeping bag on one of those days where it’s too cold in the shade but perfect in the sun. Sally Sam was studying. Like every college student in the country, school as usual ended months ago. To keep herself sane and accountable, she told me she tries as much as possible to “go” to school. Even on those days when it’s a little too cold in the shade but perfect in the sun.