Saturday, November 9, 2013

Supreme Court Garden

For as long as I can remember, there has been construction going on around the Supreme Court - in particular on both the North and South sides, and the just completed front facade. I'm sure it has a lot to do with general wear and tear as well as security, but the end result on the South side is a wonderful garden. And the same is planned on the North side, but because it faces Constitution Avenue, a lot more security barricades are being constructed. When we took a walk on this brilliantly sunny day, it was the first time the wooden walls that surrounded the construction area were finally gone. So we strolled through the beautifully landscaped area, complete with marble benches to sit and contemplate... though today they were a tad cold! The gardens around Capitol Hill are always enchanting as anything that ever wanted to grow can be grown here. But with that comes allergies, and every time we walk outside, my husband gets to enjoy the scenery, but unfortunately can't easily forget it either. This season has been extraordinarily awful on allergy sufferers. But I can't say we can blame it completely on DC. It started in Milwaukee, and keeps getting worse here. But it sure is pretty!

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