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Spring Flowers in Washington, D.C.


I’ve been eagerly awaiting the time when our garden comes back to life. When I can find beautiful flowers to paint in my own backyard. Last week we took the kids to Washington, D.C. We were lucky enough to catch the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. We took in many of the sites – monuments and museums. We toured the Capitol building and the Library of Congress, which is beautiful inside. It’s like the Sistine Chapel!

Me in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. 
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The inside of the Library of Congress.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was a quick visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden. The flowers were beautiful! I couldn’t believe the colors and patterns orchids come in. There is even a cool exhibit on roots. I was so happy to get back home and back to painting! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve already started painting some of these beautiful flowers.

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14 thoughts on “Spring Flowers in Washington, D.C.

  1. That trip to the botanic garden looked wonderful! Such a lot of gorgeous painting subjects 🙂

  2. Lovely photos, look forward to seeing the paintings! The National Arboretum in Washington is also well worth a visit if you get a chance. We visited last year and there was a truly amazing collection of ancient Bonsai. That’s where my Gravatar pic comes from. I don’t know if the full collection is still there though…

  3. Gorgeous! Looking forward to your paintings!!

  4. It is nice to see who is doing all that wonderful painting I am enjoying. Glad you took in DC!

  5. Missed you – you look happy and that looks like such a good time. Glad you enjoyed!

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  7. We took a trip to Washington DC this time last year and I finally got to see the cherry blossoms. They really are stunning.

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