While I was up in the DC metro area I played tourist a couple days and did the expected amount of walking. On this particular day I went downtown to meet my dad for lunch. Since he works only a few blocks from the US Botanical Gardens I knew I would have to pay a visit to the gardens right next to the Capital building.
It was a really beautiful day (which I can’t say was true of every day I was there, the weather was a roller coaster with temps ranging from the 50’s to 80’s!).
I knew I would catch some spectacular blooms but due to the early warm temps I was lucky to find the roses were in full bloom along with Peonies (which don’t do well in the south:(), clematis and many other late spring early summer bloomers.
I also found these baby ducklings (only 1 day old)!
My favorite were the tropicals blooming inside the conservatory though. I found some unusual Hibiscus, many orchids, banana and other tropical foliage plants.
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time now you have probably noticed my love of floral/foliage photography. I was in my own little oasis on this walk through the gardens. Much like a walk by the ocean, walking through a garden takes away all my worries and I am truly brings me joy. The beauty of flowers is one artistic muse I just don’t seem to ever tire of. Where have you walked this week? Did you find your muse along the way?