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Photowalking at the U.S. National Arboretum 4/24/12

In about an hour you can cruise from Southern Maryland to check out the Flowers in DC and come back later in the day after Commuter Traffic. There is so much to do in DC and in Baltimore MD that just name it, it's there. Exhibits, art, museums, music....what a treat to be so closeby the Nation's Capitol plus Annapolis and Baltimore. 

Photowalking at the U.S. National Arboretum

We have another beautiful sunny morning in the Maryland suburbs and it a perfect time to visit the U.S. National Arboretum in northeast Washington, DC, fronting on the Anacostia River.

Many visitors miss the opportunity to spend some time at one of the most attractive locations in the District.  With 446 acres, the Arboretum is larger than might be expected.  A map is available at the Visitor Center.  There are miles of trails and roads that allow access to the many gardens.

This week is a good time to see the Azalea Collections which include over 15,000 azaleas on the south side of Mount Hamilton.  Take a trail to the top of Mount Hamilton, at 240 feet, for a view of the United States Capitol, only 2 miles to the west.

You will want so spend some time with this visit.  Go in the morning, pack a lunch, and enjoy many hours in a wonderful location.  Make sure you have your camera in hand, with an extra battery, for an ideal photowalking opportunity.

National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8852

Clover, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers   IMG_8856

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Make a wish!

Dandelion, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8857

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Azaleas, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8868

Azaleas, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8875

Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • April 24 2012 06:29PM


Thanks, Cheryl, for your re-blog.  Please share your photographs when you visit the United States National Arboretum.  The peonies are beginning to bloom and are wonderful for photographs.  Pack a lunch, wear your comfortable shoes and enjoy the day.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago