Saturday, October 22, 2011

US National Arboretum

Seasonally we like to visit the US National Arboretum. The Azaleas are brilliant in spring. I think we were a little too early for the fall foliage- and it was a bit cloudy. Nevertheless, there is always something to see as one meanders through the acreage. The foul weather must have had an impact on a lot of the trees, as there were trucks and trucks of tree trimmers getting things pruned and removed. Though we did not see yet what typically the cooler weather brings, a few items caught our attention. It's always worth the trip, and it's only a few miles away. We used to travel to the Chicago botanical garden annually, but this is a lot more convenient, and the views of the city are breathtaking. We'll have to try it again in a couple of weeks- on a sunny day.

A lot to clean up

Trucks were everywhere & streets were blocked off

The columns from the Capitol Building

Feels like Fall

Reminds me of a sea urchin

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