Faint heart never won fair lady: Nemours, a testament to love

Declarations of love come in many ways.  Some are modest, wrapped in flowers, chocolate, cards and letters.  Others arrive in lavish trinkets of gold or diamonds.  And then there are  extravagant gestures.  These days, adoration can take the form of proposals made to the backdrop of a flash mob dancing, or showers of luxury gifts …

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Tipsy over tulips: A flower fancier’s foray into Keukenhof

Imagine this: It's fall.  You’re on hands and knees, digging holes eight inches deep and four inches apart.  Your fingers, though protected by gloves, are sore, maybe even bloody.  You drop bulb after bulb in the ground, making sure the pointed end faces up, cover with soil, tamp it down and then water. Repeat this …

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