Tuesday, November 03, 2009

the national arboretum

DC in the fall is so so pretty. On Sunday, even though it was a bit rainy we drove to the National Arboretum… a huge open space/park in the Northeast. It is absolutely gorgeous. You turn in, and you are transported and you feel like you are in the middle of the forest. With all the trees there on fire with autumn, it was so so pretty. Here are a few pics.

One of the coolest things there are these pillars. These are the pillars that graced the of the US Capitol until 1957 when they did some remodeling/expansion to the front. Someone had the idea to place them here in the middle of the Arboretum.

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The rest of the Arboretum is just rolling hills with roads like this meandering through.

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There was also this awesome bonsai and crazy flower garden.

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There’s something new around every corner here in DC. Julie and I are loving it. Autumn is in full swing, and we’re coming up on the greatest time of year. The Holidays!

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3 comments:

stacy said...

oh my gosh! talk about being transported...i wasn't even there and these pictures made me so happy. SO beautiful!

fyi i'm a friend of josh.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! I've really missed the fall colors this year and it makes me so happy to look at those pictures. What an incredible experience for you guys to be living there.

Eyrealm said...

Love the new picture on your "homepage"! When we get a blog entry from Eli and Julie, we know there are going to be some fabulous pictures. Love your eye for the beautiful and unique! I can't believe we've never been there! LOVE the columns! What a great idea! It's kind of cold and blustery here in Bermuda. We haven't seen the sun yet! But is IS beautiful. Pictures coming tomorrow.