Thursday, June 28, 2012

We had a mini fieldtrip to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens this mornng

Various staff went and we were back in two hours. It's about a 10 minute drive although the garden lies just about directly across the Anacostia River from the Arboretum. The recent spending bill that appropriated money for roads, bridges, etc., included 10 million dollars to complete the Anacostia Trail System. There are rumors that that will include a pedestrian footbridge between our two gardens. That would be nice but I'm not holding my breath. 

The lotus are in bloom, obviously. I never know how to feel about such a superabundance of beauty.  One flower, one bud even, is unbearably beautiful. We were surrounded by acres, thousands upon thousands, of flowers. Damn, it just seems like too much.

Joan brought Scout, her dog. They're shown with Chris Carley admiring the flowers.

1 comment:

MulchMaid said...

The lotus are stunning. They bloom here in the pond at Lan Su, our Chinese classical garden. Guess I better get down there soon!