Saturday, March 20, 2010

What a difference two weeks makes!

I visited Meadowlark Gardens again today - two weeks after my last visit - and look what my eyes did spy!  I'm going to make regular visits now to document the progress of the flower gardens.  The day was perfect.  It is in the mid 70s and full sun and I even drove all over with my convertible top down with a straw hat perched on my head.  I sat on one of the benches beside the little lake and watched a hawk making lazy circles above, riding on the gentle wind currents.  Families were out in full force - trains of children, running and shouting; strollers galore.  It is almost too warm today and too soon.  The top floor of my house, as I type this, is 78 degrees:  enervating.  I am tempted to turn the air conditioning on! 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

We're heading towards spring! Hooray!

I belong to the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens which is an oasis of calm not far from Washington DC.  I love to wander among the flowers in the spring.  Even in winter, when there are no flowers, it's still a very quiet and peaceful place to visit.  Benches abound, whether high on the hill overlooking the pond or waterside (and one day I really must show up with just a book and a picnic basket).  Trails are everywhere and as a bonus there are elevation changes so you can get a decent workout. 

Here are some photos I took from yesterday.  It's been a full month since the Snowpocalypse and there are still random piles of snow.  This is a testament to how much snow we actually received.  During a normal winter a "snowstorm" would have melted within a week.  Now, a month later, you still see pockets of snow. 

Enjoy the photos.
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