"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Stroll: Mount Vernon continued

At Mount Vernon, we paid our respects to General and Mrs. Washington.

This is their mausoleum.

Our stroll to the house took us through some delightfully pastoral surroundings. Here is one of several sheep pens.

Baa, baa, black sheep. (I'm sure he's tired of hearing that!)

Bulloks. They were very handsome.

Washington was so weary of war that he wanted his weathervane stop the cupola atop the roof of Mount Vernon to include a dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak.

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