Friday, July 01, 2016

And now -- So. Very. Stupid.

Once again I was exhausted.  Dead tired, I tell you.  So I knew it was a bad idea, but after dinner I had a half a Diet Coke.  OMG  I may be up til dawn!  I knew I needed to pack so I couldn't be passing out in my dinner, but really.   This just proves that when I'm tired, I can't think.  Sigh.

What made me so tired?   Walking 68 miles through the National Botanic Garden -- ok it was single digit mileage but there was humidity, blazing sun, and I wasn't wearing my training shoes --- it was hot, remember -- I wore sandals.  I'll never learn!

But it was beautiful!


These columns used to be on the "back" of the Capitol.





I'd never seen a bonsai bougainvillea -- so cool


This tree, bless its soul, is from 1625 and it survived the bombing of Hiroshima:





Purple peppers -- how cool !


Sure, there's a ton of things to do and see in D.C., but the Botanic Garden is lovely -- definitely bring your GPS and walking shoes though.  It's huge and BADLY SIGNED!!!!!!!!!!   Sheesh-- would a flipping sign at the gate that says "entry" kill someone?

I'll stitch again..... I swear.   Gotta go pack now.  Tomorrow we are spending an early 4th at Mount Vernon who will even be having fireworks!   Fireworks-packing.  Packing-fireworks.  Yup, fireworks won!

5 comments:

Donna said...

I love this place, especially in the spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are blooming.

Donna said...

I love this place, especially in the spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are blooming.

Needle Nicely said...

I've never been there, but one of my pilgrimages when I go to London is Kew Gardens. Could I have one of those columns since they aren't using them?

Mike Raven said...

Those columns are awesome! I've got to check out the Botanic Gardens one day :) If I can find the entrance that is!

steve said...



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