In August I went into Boston for the first time in awhile with my friends Meredith and Christine. We went to the recently reopened Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Meredith and I had been there with Sharalyn in January, one of our last excursions B.C. (Before Covid). It was different going back D.C. (During Covid. I know, I'm so clever. 😁) It was much less crowded because of capacity limits, and reservations were required. The quietness and lack of crowds was nice--it almost felt like we had the place to ourselves, and it gave me a better sense of what it must have been like when Isabella lived there.
The indoor courtyard is one of my favorite spots ever. It had been decorated with new flowers and plants since January and was even more gorgeous than it was then.