Spring!

Spring is my favorite season in DC.  After just a few short weeks, my city has gone from drab and gray to full of color and teeming with life.  We took a little field trip to the National Arboretum this weekend, where everything is suddenly bursting into bloom.  Of course, DC is famous for its cherry blossoms, but this year I've fallen for the gorgeous magnolia trees and camellias:

Cherry-blossoms
White-lily-bells
Fern-bells
Fern
Vibrant-pink-camellia
Pink-camellia
Daffodil

And of course, the magnolias…

Magnolia-canopy Magnolia-blooms 
Magnolias
Purple-magnolia
Pink-magnolia 
Magnolia-tree-canopy

Oh, and remember how I was all about gardening a few weeks ago?  Well, we turned over some soil to create a bed and planted some seeds a couple weeends ago, and we just noticed that the seeds have finally started to shoot up!  We planted a butterfly mix, some double rose poppy seeds that Katy found, hollyhocks, and lupine seeds, along with a few bulbs that won't bloom until later in the fall.  I'll share some photos once there's more to see, hopefully in a few more weeks!

{all photos taken by me}
 

  1. Oh, swoon. It’s like the flowers all popped up overnight!
    Looking forward to seeing your little garden soon, too. 🙂

  2. wow these photos are absolutely beautiful!! we have a magnolia tree in our backyard that just bloomed and i can’t wait to take pictures of it!

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