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To look is to see the last robin of the year.

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot The colors of the leaves this autumn are spectacular!  With the late afternoon sun streaming through the trees on the south end of the lawn, their colors are […]

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“i would rather learn from one bird how to sing…”

At Belmont, looking northwest In southern Stafford County, on the heights above the Rappahannock River, sits Belmont, the former home of the American artist, Gari Melchers.  After the artist’s death in 1932, his widow Corinne arranged to bequeath the estate to the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Due to Mrs. Melchers’ foresight and generosity, visitors from all over the world can […]

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The Texture of Photography

  In less than a month, with the coming of Labor Day, summer ends and one of my favorite exhibits at Gari Melchers Home and Studio closes.  The exhibition, Belmont Through a Lens: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston, is a collection of photographs Johnston produced in the late 1920′s.  She had been commissioned by Mrs. Daniel […]

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Flutter in the Dovecotes*

Saturday morning was so lovely on the lawn at Belmont, I took the opportunity to show some new items from the Museum Shop as Gari and Corinne Melchers might have used them. On the south end of lawn sits the Summer House which was built in 1932 under Mrs Melchers’ direction.  A way to enjoy […]

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