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Dumbarton Oaks in the Fall

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A lot of people know that Dumbarton Oaks is beautiful in the spring. But GM likes to issue this annual reminder that it’s also quite lovely in the fall:

Dumbarton Oaks is well known for its spring displays of incredible seasonal bounties. But people often overlook how spectacular the acres of gardens are in the fall. Hurry up and catch it now before it’s gone.

But here’s just a taste. The wildflowers of the Herbaceous Border are breathtaking:

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The rest of the garden is at that magical moment when the gardeners loosen their grips and the plants give off one more explosion before the winter:

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Mailing to Georgetown, DC

Last month, a DC statehood activist proposed a new tactic for residents to deploy to help spread the notion that normal people live in DC, and thus deserve representation in Congress. That tactic: have your mail addressed to your neighborhood, not “Washington”. In other words, don’t have mail sent to Washington, DC, have it sent to Tenleytown, DC, or Langdon, DC, or Brookland, DC. Or, of course, Georgetown, DC.

As the activist, Josh Gibson, wrote:

One of the many things that cripples DC’s statehood efforts is the assumption by the rest of the country that the two faces of DC — federal Washington and what we locals call “the District” — are synonymous. Those who are not from here, or who are merely visiting, think only of government buildings, monuments, museums, and the Gucci Gulch of K Street (to the extent that they think of Washington at all).

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3400 block of Q St.

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