National Arboretum

The United States National Arboretum serves as the center for botanical research within the United States. It is a beautiful location with columns that used to be part of the National Capitol but were removed in 1958 during the Capitol’s expansion.

My favorite part, the flowers! Who doesn’t love a good old flower picture?

And lastly, the renowned bonsai trees which have little figurines set up near certain trees to make the world seem a little smaller.

My parents used to take me to the Arboretum all the time as a child. We would lay  a little blanket out on the lawn and have a picnic after looking at all the flowers and bonsai trees. It was very nostalgic getting to revisit a piece of my childhood and see how things have changed (not much has to be honest). I did come a little early this year and I visited right after we had a large snowfall so there were not as many trees and flowers as I had hoped for. Also there is a Koi fish pond, but the fish must have been moved indoors since it was too cold.

Overall still had a good time. Enjoy the photos!

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