|Quick visit to Brookside Gardens today and found that the butterflies are all over the place! For a change this summer, the weather was magnificent today with moderate temperatures and low humidity, a rare occurrence in July here.
For earlier pictures of Brookside Gardens, click here.
|There is a little known but beautiful park in Northeast Washington DC, right across the Anacostia River from the National Arboretum that comes to life in mid-July to early August when the gorgeous lotus bloom in a riot of pink and white flowers. This is the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens where normally you meet just a few souls but this time of the year there are many more than usual but still relatively few compared to other places and given the beauty of the place. I still think of it as a well-kept secret in the Washington area.Lots of photographer there and for a good reason. In addition to the lotus flowers there are water lilies in the ponds, some of which will not bloom until late in the summer and early fall, as well as short trails to explore the marshes.
This past Sunday when I visited the gardens it was pretty hot with a harsh sun light, not the best for photography, but I think I managed to get a few shots. There is always next year for better light so this year I did as all photographers do: get the shot and live another day or another year for better light.
To my fellow photographers, good light!
Early on in the spring visitors to our home found nice accommodations in a hanging basket in the front porch of our house. There were improvements made to these accomodations, for sure, to make the place more suitable to raising a nice family, and despite the traffic through the porch, including the mailman delivering correspondence right next to the hanging basket, the price was right and the inconveniences bearable; little ones soon emerged and another cycle of life completed.