Sunday, September 23, 2007


Pair of waterlilies

Waterlily in pink

Waterlily in white

Lotus flower and bumblebee

Today, a couple of friends and I went over to Anacostia in southeast D.C. to visit Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. The park, marshes, and gardens are maintained by the U.S. National Park Service and are, according to the NPS, the only "unit dedicated to cultivating water-loving plants." The gardens are spread across 12 acres in southeast Washington and feature more than 35 ponds filled with a beautiful variety of water lilies, lotus, and other aquatic species. There are also more than 70 acres of freshwater tidal marshes, which makes for great bird watching, if you like that sort of thing, as well as butterflies, frogs, fish, and small mammals.

Zip: 20020

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential (09/07)