I am behind on blogging.
I have photos from June that I need to blog.
But today I was feeling more nature-y than people-y, so I decided to blog this one instead.
On the morning of July 4th, I headed into DC for a photography meet-up at the aquatic gardens. Except this year, the park had changed their opening time to much later than in past summers, and if I stuck around until it opened, it was going to cut into my crepe-eating plans. One does not mess with crepe-eating plans, so I took myself to the National Arboretum instead.
I love the arboretum. I love it better when it’s not hot and muggy outside, but I still had fun wandering around, enjoying the flowers and playing with my macro lens, which I don’t do nearly enough. I will also add that one of the neatest places I came across there was one garden with “please touch” signs, so kids (well, and adults too) could not only look at the flowers but see what their petals and leaves felt like. I think that is super cool. The only downside was I was there before the bonsai exhibit opened, but I guess that at least gives me reason to go back again!
So, enjoy. And if you’re ever in DC and find yourself needing something to look at besides monuments, pay this place a visit!