Tuesday, January 6, 2009

United States Botanic Gardens

It's been awhile. I hope everyone's holidays were filled with family and fun. And now, on to a whole new year of art!

My friend from Florida braved the cold weather and spent New Years with me in the D.C. area. On Friday we visited the United States Botanic Gardens, a warm and lovely place that grows all kinds of plants, from cacti to pineapple plants. I wish I had discovered their lovely holiday decorations earlier. They've been taken down now so you'll have to settle for my pictures.
Many people set up minature villages around the holidays. My mom has a huge village that takes over the house. I look forward to it every year. So imagine my excitement when I saw the Botanic Garden's "village" of important D.C. buildings and monuments made entirely out of plant materials!

Above is the dome (the cupola) of the capitol building. Below is the Smithsonian castle.

Around the Christmas tree, a train wove through a D.C. neighborhood.
The Botanic Garden even housed a fairy land, complete with castle!
Now that's art!
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Ms. Julie's Place said...

Good to see you back. I hope they have something like that again. My daughter sometimes visits her dad in PA at that time of the year and they usually make a special trip to DC. She would have especially loved the fairy land.

Peter said...

Happy to see you back! I was missing "art" - of this type and others!

Crafter5 said...

Yeah, your back! I have been missing my daily dose of art! Hope your holidays were good - that looks like an awesome exhibit.

Jessica said...

I certainly will keep an eye out for it next year. I would have loved to see it before Christmas, too.

Thank you, all, for your comments. I'm looking forward to settling back into regular blogging!