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Vintage landscape: a curious garden

Old Curiosity Shop, Museum Victoria Garden and wall of the Old Curiosity Shop, Ballarat, Australia, ca. 1895, via Museum Victoria.

The photo (and the one below) were contributed by Mrs Wilma Mahoney to The Biggest Family Album of Australia project.

“Little girls would bring their broken dolls to Mr Warwick for him to mortar into this wall,” according to the museum’s online catalogue.

Old Curiosity Shop, 1895, Museum VictoriaMr. and Mrs. Warwick in the garden of their Old Curiosity Shop, ca. 1895.

Happy Halloween!

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The Sunday porch: rain in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1941, by John Vachonvia Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Wordless Wednesday: and a pear tree

Agr. plaqueDepartment of Agriculture (National Mall side), Washington, D.C.

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The Sunday porch: work space

Porch and chair w/ tatted cover and tatting tools, L. Rosskam, Library of Congress, 1940“Chair with tatted cover and tatting tools. Middlebury, Vermont,” July 1940, by Louise Rosskam, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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October Bloom Day: Washington, D.C.

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On this Bloom Day, I thought I would share some photos that I took this week of the remaining flowers and various seed heads in one of my favorite gardens in the city, the Smithsonian Institution’s Butterfly Habitat Garden.

(You can see more of the Butterfly Garden here.)

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the 15th of every month. To see what’s blooming around other garden bloggers, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

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