Monday, September 07, 2009

Arlington Constitutional Garden Bell Ringing

It may be stretching things to call this a “performance”, but Arlington’s Constitutional Garden (Virginia), at Wilson Blvd and George Mason Drive, about one-half mile from the Ballston Common, has its bell ringing at “High Noon” every federal holiday, particularly Labor Day. It’s a very loud percussion instrument, almost like its parent in Philadelphia.

It’s the “private citizens” who do the bell ringing.

The garden tends to stay in bloom until well into December, until finally there have been several hard freezes, maybe some snow, and maybe one night in the teens to finish the purple blossoms off.

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