Thursday, December 19, 2013

Season's Greenings...

From the United States Botanic Gardens!
This place is gorgeous...
The Garden Court is adorned with hand crafted representations
of the National Mall Monuments.
Each unique building is crafted from more than 70 different plant materials.
Pine Cone Scales, Willow, Screw Pods, Grapevine Tendrils
Acorns and Acorn Caps, to name just a few!!
 
Now let's get to the good stuff, pictures!!
 
 The Washington Monument
 
The Botanic Gardens 
 
The US Capital...
 
 and here we are, in front of The Capital

 The U.S. Supreme Court
 
We had such a fun afternoon, strolling around the
oldest Botanic Gardens in North America.
 
If you get the opportunity, visit Washington D.C. at Christmas time,
it is just so beautiful here and there is so much to see and do. 
 

22 comments:

  1. It all looks like a wonderful time.
    The photos are great, especially the last one.

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  2. Looks very nice there Debbie.....your pictures are as usual very nice to see.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

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  3. you'd have fun strolling anywhere together. :)

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  4. wow that is just lovely. I love how much fun you two have together.

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  5. How cool are those buildings! That's neat that they're made of plant material.

    Such a sweet photo of you two holding hands. :-)

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  6. ... and with security around the White House as it is, I imagine this would be as close as you two would be able to get. Beautiful! xo

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  7. oh wow! How beautiful! My dad's an architect...and when I was little it was the models he built of all his projects that were always the most fascinating to me! These are spectacular!

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  8. Wow those building are amazing and the flowers are beautiful. The best part is the photos of that beautiful couple!

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  9. what a pretty place. It looks so warm and tropical in there. Perfect place to visit in the cold winter months.

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  10. Hi Debbie. looks like you two enjoyed yourselves. lovely gardens with wonderful colours.

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  11. Nice. How wonderful. I just love how they incorporated landmarks into the nature.

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  12. What an amazing place to visit! Your pics are really lovely, I especially love your last one :))

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  13. These are some creative sights. Beautiful.

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  14. I found you through Guest Heart Thursday--how lovely! I enjoyed every bit of this blog entry. And the heart on that bear's tummy is darling.

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  15. WOW! I would love to visit that place.There are so many places I would like to see and just not enough money to do it all.

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  16. What a perfect time for some gorgeous color!
    Isn't this place amazing???

    I wish you and Chuck a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.

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  17. You and your hubs looks so cute together. The gardens look lovely! I have never been there, maybe someday. I enjoyed your photos, have a great evening!

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  18. Stunning. You are right it is a beautiful place!!! So glad you were able to visit DC and share the trip!!!

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  19. we so need to do that one day ... i love your pics. so fun! love the red flowers. i think they were poinsettias i will have to look again. ( :

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  20. What fun pictures! I haven't been there in decades. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. These are all SO beautiful - possibly a great challenge for next year's gingerbread houses?!

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  22. Sounds you had a very good time. Thanks for sharing the photos. Love all the photos. Great work done by them to make the model of things.

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