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Monday, April 4, 2011

Getting a flower fix

I got tired of waiting for spring to arrive in northern Virginia, so I took matters into my own hands and organized an outing to the U. S. Botanic Gardens this weekend; joining me on Saturday's trip were Lisa and Samy, Cheryl and Gabe, and Cheryl's mother.  Although it was gray and gloomy outside, the inside of the conservatory was awash in all the colors of the rainbow.  I managed to grab some photos of the lovely blooms in between pushing Samy and Sammy around in the stroller (they shall henceforth be known as S-Squared).







As we were leaving the National Garden, we were bid farewell by two very friendly ducks who marched right up to us; Gabe managed to get up close and personal with them before they waddled off in search of some snacks.


I'll be honest--I was actually a little worried that the kids would get bored, but fortunately my fears appeared to be unwarranted as they seemed to really enjoy people-watching and looking at all of the different plants.  I think a return trip will be in order once things warm up a little bit around here; there were several outdoor gardens that aren't open yet, including a children's garden that looked like it would be a lot of fun for the more mobile set.

13 comments:

Lou said...

sammy and the ducks are so cute!!! yay for flowers, i cant wait!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Looks like fun - I want to go take pictures of flowers!

- Jessi - said...

Looks so pretty!

annoyed army wife said...

I love that place! Great photos!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a wonderful place to visit.
So many gorgeous photos.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those flowers are AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up - totally made my day.

Tonya said...

I bet it smelled lovely. I can't wait to see some color out my windows.

Cedar said...

These are great! My kids just love being outside so much it doesn't matter where we are walking. Sounds like a nice place to go.

lilisview said...

Your flowers are pretty darn cool too. I love that the ducks weren't afraid, neither was the boy. =)

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Beautiful!!! I can't wait for flowers.....just wish I had a true macro lens!!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the last photo with the ducks.

Veronica Lee said...

The flowers are really lovely. Great captures, L.! Love the last pic.

Happy Tuesday!

Becky said...

All those photos are beautiful, and the flowers made me happy :) Thanks for sending some spring my way!

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