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.
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.
14 thoughts on “Spring Flowers in Washington, D.C.”
That trip to the botanic garden looked wonderful! Such a lot of gorgeous painting subjects 🙂
It was great. My family was done way before me. I kept stopping to take photos!
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…
Thanks for the tip. I’ll keep it mind for our next trip. There is so much to see in DC. We went a couple of years ago. It was nice that, other than the monuments we visited different things.
Gorgeous! Looking forward to your paintings!!
It is nice to see who is doing all that wonderful painting I am enjoying. Glad you took in DC!
I know – I wonder who is behind those feet in your gravatar?!
Ha! LOL! I am on my blog a few times… just hit the tag Florida at the foot of the blog. 🙂 And don’t let my private user status on IG keep you away. I have a Mom-in-law and great nephew that don’t want their pictures all over the internet… 🙂
Gotcha – you on the beach. Can’t wait for beach days! I see you are a reader too. Just read “Girl on a Train.” Really good!
Missed you – you look happy and that looks like such a good time. Glad you enjoyed!
Thanks!! I missed you guys and painting every morning! Still trying to get back into the routine of things a week later. 🙂
We took a trip to Washington DC this time last year and I finally got to see the cherry blossoms. They really are stunning.