Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pretty Flowers - It's just that kind of Wednesday

Lately we've being doing quite a bit of sightseeing in DC. We've been spending a few more weekends in the city. So we have been trying to take advantage of all our nation's capitol has to offer. In the past few weeks we have been to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, the National AquariumSmithsonian National Air and Space Museum, a Washington Nationals Game, the Washington Monument, and The White House. We have really been all over.

We've also been trying to walk every where we go to learn our new city. A few weekends back, on a trip from Columbia Heights to Eastern Market, we decided to spontaneously pop in to the United States Botanic Garden Observatory

Like most of the other museums and attractions in DC, the US Botanic Garden is free to the public. Visitors can explore colorful gardens representing different ecological habitats from around the world. As interesting as it is to listen to experts talk about the plants, it was equally as fun to just meander among the gorgeous flowers. I was especially enamored with the large and exotic collection of orchids. While not my favorite flower, they are probably the most beautiful, interesting, and fun to photograph.

If you ever have any time to stop and smell the roses while in DC, I would definitely recommend the US Botanic Garden as a beautiful and fun place to spend a few hours. Now, I'll stop babbling and just let you look at the pretty flowers.

Oh and in case anyone is interested in sending me flowers, my favorites are hydrangeas.

Have you ever been to the US Botanic Garden? What's your favorite flower?


  1. So pretty! It's a dreary day here in Boston so just looking at these flowers is already brightening up my day. My favorite flowers are tulips!

  2. Beautiful! That Garden just made it on my list of things to do when I go to DC! Hydrangeas and tulips are my favorite :)