Not sure how this tradition got started....but....every December hubby and I go out on an afternoon date. The past few years, we went to Strathmore mansion to view the Miniature Art show. That was closed today.....soooo.....we went to Brookside Gardens. Of course, I had an ulterior motive for picking Brookside Gardens this year. A local talented group of women...aptly named Cloth & Chocolate, have an exhibit there until February 5th, 2010. So, if you happen to be near Wheaton, Maryland, go take a look. Richard and I enjoyed the exhibit, then walked over to the greenhouse.