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Our trip was fantastic.  Everyday we saw or experienced something truly wonderful.  My hope was to post as we traveled, but lack of accessible technology didn’t allow.  We started in Washington, visited Wendy and Lee in the Baltimore area then to Delaware to see Robert and Janet.   First Washington…

Washington DC

Visiting the Obama's New Digs

Visiting the Obamas.

Arlington Cemetery, Memorial Day 2009

The first day in DC included a trip to Arlington Cemetery.  It was Memorial Day-  there was so much to take in.  We found ourselves in line to board a tram, here we were informed that we would hear the President speak.

Arlington Cemetery

The crowd

Me! at Arlington, waiting for the President

The Band
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Tomb of the Unknowns

Wreaths

Thousands of headstones

Headstones

Headstones

JFK
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… overwhelming, so beautiful and only the first full day.

The Vietnam Memorial.

Vietnam Memorial

The Wall

The Wall

The Wall

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The Wall

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The silence was deafening as we walked past thousands of personal objects, memorabilia, letters, and memorial decoration left for those who had fallen.  I was especially touched by the pieces that would only be understood by the person leaving it and the one whose name it was left under.

Monuments & Memorials

The Washington Monument

Washington Monument

WWI Memorial

Monroe Monument

Lincoln Memorial

Mr. Lincoln

World War II Memorial

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

For Dad

WWII Memorial

FDR Memorial

FDR

FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial

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Ms. RooseveltFDR MEmorial

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WPA Project Wall

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Georgetown

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The famous “Steps”

Stone House

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The Old Stone House and Garden

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One of Kennedy’s Home before moving to the White House

The National Sculpture Garden

Nat'l Sculpture Mall

Nat'l Sculpture Mall

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Other cool Things…


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Elvis jug at Folk Art Exhibit

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Tin foil shrine seen at the American Museum

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In the Botanical Garden, Native American Museum in back.

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I feel like Alice.  My world has become very, very small.

 

 

mini gardens

 
small is beautiful

 

large moss terrarium

This garden, so far, has been the largest.  It  measures  around 20 inches tall.  

 
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I will be creating a lovely, yet surreal,  installation at one of my most favorite places,  Flutter,  on Mississippi Ave.

Succulents are my favorite plants.  I’ve started a fine collection so far.  Each year I seem to find at least one I can’t live without.  

This is my latest pet.  

 

Crassula falcata, Zone 10, bright scarlet flower, 24″ x 18″  

 

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 beautiful and strange- 

 

It’s time to start getting some seeds in the ground.  One bed is turned, with yummy homemade compost added.  Building more raised beds is on the docket this weekend, as well as careful plans for a workable planting schedule.  My goal is to plant and harvest all the veggies we will eat this summer, and  to extend the season as far into the winter as possible.  

On to the good stuff- seeds, seeds, seeds.

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I am a
Daffodil


What Flower
Are You?

I took this quiz- It’s kind of fun.  

I love a good daffodil, but I think of myself more as a dahlia.