I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend and it was a festive time for a visit. I did a lot of walking and saw several of the Smithsonian museums and ended up at the Botanic Garden. The displays were so colorful and inviting so I stayed quite a while so I wouldn’t miss anything. Along with flowers there were replicas of many buildings that were gold in appearance. The garden was full of visitors from all over the world, but it was possible to find places to stand and simply enjoy being there.
Colorful fruit tree
An impressive replica
A glimpse of the Capitol
I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!
Now that it is December I wanted to find out how nearby places are decorated for the holidays. Recently I went to Williamsburg to get an idea of how someplace set in the past would be decorated. It was very simple and many of the wreaths and other displays included fruit and flowers. As I walked I saw all of these traditional scenes.
simple and classic
welcome to the holidays!
In addition to Colonial Williamsburg there are other parts of town with shopping areas and they also had charming decorations and displays. This was the perfect time for a hot chocolate and a leisurely walk!
Even though it’s December there are still brightly colored leaves like these in the late afternoon sun.