Saturday, May 17, 2008

Smithsonian gardens

During my "tourist time" in Washington, D.C., I visited two gardens in the Smithsonian Institution. One was a butterfly garden and the other was a botanical garden. Both were full of vibrant flowers that were either at full bloom or almost there. The day that I chose for my "garden time" was very warm, about 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31.1 degrees celsius) and very sunny. Other tourists walked through the gardens and took pictures of one another.
These gardens are good places for relaxation, reading, drawing, painting, and reflection. They are peaceful refuges in a busy city!

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