Longwood Gardens in the Rain
Barb Rosen (Our Fairfield Home & Garden) and I met today at Longwood Gardens…for lunch and a stroll in the rain. We have been Following each other on Pinterest for a little over a year no…
Claude Monet (1840-1926) and his wife Alice travelled to Venice for the first time in the autumn of 1908 at the invitation of Mary Young Hunter, a wealthy American who had been introduced to the Monets by John Singer Sargent. They arrived on 1st October and spent two weeks as her guest at the Palazzo Barbaro, which belonged to a relation of Sargent. (sothebys.com) (“Contarini Palace, Venice” by Claude Monet)
Ashikaga Flower Park | Tochigi Prefecture | Japan | Travel | Ben Rogers Blog
Photo of Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, Travel, from the Ben Rogers blog.
Isabella inherited the estates of her husband, William de Fortibus in 1260 at the age of 23. Two years later her brother, Baldwin de Redvers, died and she inherited his lands in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Devon. This meant that by her 26th birthday she had become one of the great landowners in England of her day. It was unusual at that time for a woman to hold such great power and in order to maintain and enforce her rights Isabella became fiercely litigious. Many or her records…