Bleeding Hearts: one of my very favorite spring flowers.
This morning I went to the National Arboretum in search of cherry blossoms. I didn’t find many. I did, however, find lots of beautiful tulips.
DC was very, very foggy on Monday morning. You couldn’t see a thing, including the Capitol dome. This is from the terrace of my office building, where on a normal day, the Capitol is more than visible.
Nothing to see here. Just another lovely spring day in the nation’s capitol.
Yes, that’s snow.
There’s a pretty decent chance I will be out of town and completely miss the cherry blossoms this year. So, I’m taking plenty of photos of the early blooming trees I find now.
Silly, cold spring. Sigh.
Over the next few months, they’re putting scaffolding around the Washington Monument so they can begin repairs from the 2011 earthquake.
I fully plan to track its progress because this isn’t something you get to see every day.
The morning light in my office tends to be quite interesting this time of year.
It’s another rainy day in DC.
I have an addiction to this sculpture. I can’t pass it without taking a photo (or ten).
It was a lovely day for a walk around the Mall at lunch… for February, anyhow.
I spent some time at the zoo today. It’s been awhile since I’ve been there. I had a really difficult time deciding which shot to make my photo of the day… but this little guy was adorable.
It was a dreary, foggy morning in DC. I decided to brave the weather and check out the city in the foggy haze.
I’m not afraid to admit I’m a wee bit obsessed with the Multiverse sculpture at the National Gallery of Art. Today was the first time I’ve taken time to enjoy it from a different angle, however.
The first 2/3 of the day on Friday was absolutely gorgeous. (For February.) I decided to celebrate the day by walking to the Botanic Gardens at lunch to get some much-needed fresh air and time away from my desk.
This morning’s commute was another of the snowy variety. Totally could have been worse though.
The snow this morning is such that you can just barely see the Capitol from my office rooftop.
Today I decided to walk to the Hirshhorn at lunch to see what was new. Finding Ai Weiwei’s Cube Light was worth braving the cold walk to get there.
Two days until Inauguration! Because I am not insane, I have no plans to attend this year. It was an amazing (and cold) experience in 2009, but I swore I wouldn’t go to another one until a (not batshit crazy) woman was elected president. (Hillary 2016?!) Because of this oath to myself, I decided to wander around for an hour or so today to experience some of the exitement, without all the security and crowds.
I don’t often find myself in Metro stations, but when I do, I can’t help but be intrigued by the architecture.
The sunset tonight was a lovely shade of pink. I couldn’t help but notice it on my way out of the city after work. I had no choice but to find a spot to park and take a couple photos.
After more than 11 years living in the DC area, it’s not often I can say I’ve photographed a place for the first time. I went on a short photowalk along the Mount Vernon Trail this morning and snapped some photos of the Potomac River bridges and the Lincoln Memorial.
It’s quite a lovely view.
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United States Botanic Gardens
United States Botanic Garden
Honoring all the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving. Thank you.
The National Capitol Columns began their life on the East Portico of the Capitol in 1828. They were quarried from sandstone near Aquia Creek in Virginia and were barged to Washington in the early days of our country, before the familiar Capitol dome was completed. Their stay at the Capitol was to be limited by an oversight. The dome of the Capitol, completed in 1864, appeared as if it was not adequately supported by the columns because the iron dome that was ultimately built was significantly larger than the dome that the designer envisioned. An addition to the east side of the Capitol was proposed to eliminate this unsettling illusion, but it was not constructed until 1958. They found their new home at the National Arboretum in the 1980s. While 22 of the original 24 columns stand in the Ellipse Meadow, the remaining two rest at the summit of Mount Hamilton, inside the arboretum’s Azalea Collection. Both are cracked in half and neither have a base or capital.
A cherry blossom shot from last March. I’m desperately trying to get caught up on editing photos from this year. I’m also failing miserably.
The Dante Alighieri statue in Meridian Hill Park in NW Washington DC is one of my favorites in the city.
Last weekend, the Coast Guard and volunteers placed 184 flags along the span of the 14th Street Bridge in memory of those killed at the Pentagon on 9/11/01.
I took photos this evening.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
NE Washington, DC