Azaleas in DC – Franciscan Monastery

The azaleas and rhododendrons are currently in full bloom at the  Franciscan Monastery in the neighborhood of Brookland in Northeast Washington, DC.    I missed the tulips this year but glad to catch the azaleas and hope to catch the roses too!   The gardens are open daily to stroll.

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The Winter That Won’t Quit

Hard to believe that on 7 April, in Washington, DC, they are calling for snow flurries… but they are.   This is the winter that just won’t quit in the DC area.   Yet, my daughter and I made the trek down to the Tidal Basin, to see the Cherry Blossoms, this morning.   It was cold, wet, and windy…  with no sunrise from all the cloud cover.   But, I walked away with a little Jefferson, Washington, and Cherry Blossoms.

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Capitol Reflections at Christmas

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Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charmJohn F. Kennedy

Entwined…

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.  — Oscar Wilde

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No Mud, No Lotus

 

           The lotus flower blooms most beautifully form the deepest and thickest mud.                          – Buddhist Proverb

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The Lotus and The Bee

Just wing it, life, eyeliner, everything… The Bee

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Sunrise, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.  John F. Kennedy, 1961 (Inaugural address)

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Sunrise, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Arlington National Cemetery

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:   “Here rests in Honored Glory AN AMERICAN SOLDIER known but to God”

 

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Sentry, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Changing of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Inspection, Changing of the Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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The Sentry

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Arlington National Cemetery

Holiday Scenes, 2014

It Really is a Capital City!

Does it get any better than this?!?!  Washington, DC in the spring-time — monuments, cherry blossoms, and baseball!

It really is a Capital City!

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