Tuesday, July 8, 2008
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm trying to get out every day, take some new pictures, and post something within 24 hours. What I didn't reveal is my real motivation. I'm trying to be healthier and exercise more. So, I've combined my hobby with a walking regimen. Yesterday evening's walk was in a 2.5 mile perimeter around my neighborhood.
There were a number of people out, enjoying the pleasant weather. One I spoke with at length was Ms. Vivian. She and her neighbors, Mr. John and Ms. Alison, were out porch sitting when I walked by. They both had the most beautiful hibiscus plants I've ever seen. The blooms on these plants were the size of salad plates. They kindly allowed me to come into their yards and photograph these gorgeous plants. As I departed, I expressed my appreciation for their graciousness, to which Ms. Vivian replied, "We appreciate your appreciation of our efforts." That made me smile.
I took approximately 50 pictures in my 2.5 mile circuit. To see more of yesterday's walk, go to my new overflow site, Standing Room Only, here.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08