Monday, February 18, 2013

A Week of Presidents -- Washington

Does your calendar mention that today is "Presidents' Day?"  Do you have the day off due to this federal holiday known as Washington's Birthday?  Or, perhaps you have seen advertising by local retailers announcing special "Presidents' Day" sales.  Regardless, to honor George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other Presidents of the USA, this week I will feature photos associated with these men, their remarkable accomplishments and long-lasting legacies.

The Mansion
Today's photos feature scenes from Washington's estate located just a few miles south of Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River.  This fascinating property, widely known as Mount Vernon, was "home" to the First President of the USA for over 40 years.
The upper garden

The lower, or kitchen, garden

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