Friday, December 6, 2013

Going out of the garden . . .

Dear friends,

I’m leaving The Cloisters and New York City for a country life, and want to say farewell and thank you to the many thousands of visitors around the world who found their way to The Medieval Garden Enclosed over the course of the last five years and five months. Your engagement, encouragement, comments, observations, and contributions have sustained and enriched this very preliminary exploration of the medieval plant world. To those of you who wrote to say that it brought you joy, I want to say that it brought the same to me. I hope you’ll continue to visit The Cloisters Museum & Gardens, virtually and actually.

Please do look for future posts, as my colleagues carry on—a post on the medieval significance of the hazelnuts included in our holiday decorations will be coming up soon.

—Deirdre

Comments (12)

  1. Ann Cannon Says:

    Best of luck to you! I’ve so enjoyed your posts. Happy holidays.

  2. Shelley Says:

    Thank you so much for your efforts! Lovely posts. Thanks.

  3. Nancy Heraud Says:

    Wow, Deirdre! Good for you! Sad for us! I was hoping that we would meet in the spring, but I guess it is not to be. Enjoy your life in the country! Thank you for all you did for the Cloisters and bringing the Medieval life alive! Take good care. With kind regards, Nancy

  4. Kathleen Says:

    Best wishes for your country life. Having only discovered the blog this fall, I will enjoy the archives and look forward to posts from your colleagues.

  5. Anne Says:

    Best of luck! And thank you for the many interesting posts.

  6. Maghie Thomaes Says:

    Dear Deirdre,
    Thank you very much for all the years you dedicated to The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, and creating “The Medieval Garden Enclosed”.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and enthousiasm with usl
    Enjoy your country life to the fullest.
    Wishing you much happiness!
    Maghie Thomaes

  7. Bryan Stevenson Says:

    Congratulations, Deirdre! Best wishes and good luck to you in this next chapter. May it be rejuvenating, rewarding, relaxing! Cheers! Vale!
    -Bryan

  8. Soretta Says:

    Good luck to you, Deirdre, and thank you so much for your wonderful blogs and the great care you took of the Cloisters garden. You always gave freely of your knowledge, and you will be missed. Hope the next chapter is at least equally as rewarding for you.

  9. David Says:

    You will be missed Deirdre! Congratulations and good luck in your future!

  10. M. Foye Says:

    Thank you.

  11. Anthony Says:

    Very sad, yours was my favourite of all blogs. Hope you will maintain your interest in medievalism whilst rusticating, such knowledge and practical skills should be passed on to a younger generation

  12. Catherine Zelonis Says:

    I haven’t been here for some time, but I loved all the posts I read. I remember the first time I heard one of your presentations. It was so enjoyable and interesting. I have to say, you had a blue dress on which suited you so well. I wondered where you got it, because I wanted to get one, haha! This was about 25 years ago. I tried to attend all the walk and talks that you did because you made it so interesting and knew so much. Whenever friends were with me, they enjoyed your wealth of information also. Good luck with your endeavors in the country. I imagine there’s a garden there with flowers, birds and bees, which you are well-suited to enjoy. Thank you.

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