Tulips in the herb garden at the National Arboretum
Have I posted too many pictures of spring flowers? Are you tired of all this color? I ask because, Saturday morning I went to the National Arboretum and enjoyed seeing the azalea collection. I've tried to break up this entry a bit. If you'd like to see photos from the azalea collection, go here. (Click on images to enlarge.)
Koi in the lily pond at the visitor's center at the National Arboretum
The arboretum also features a great pond of koi, an herb garden, a collection of bonsai and penjing, and original columns and capitals for the U.S. Capitol.
Original columns and capitals from the U.S. Capitol
The arboretum is a wonderful, vast treasure in the city that includes some fabulous trails for running and biking. Unfortunately, Congress is cutting funding to the arboretum, which means it's falling into disrepair. (Meanwhile, the Department of Defense has plenty of funding to buy more bombers and continue the war in Iraq.)
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 4/08