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Washington, DC
 July, 2007
Beautiful gardens.  Spectacular flowers
There are gardens and flowers everywhere.
These were both at the botanical garden and at the butterfly garden.
We were fascinated to see pinks, yellows, and purples on the same plant.
It's lantana.
I think it may not be able to be grown as far north as we live.
But it sure is lovely.
The botanical gardens are small, but neat.
There were three orchids, including this one.

The desert area had several plants that were new to us.
Including some that looked like tarantulas.
We think this is related to Cousin It.
It emerges as a stalk with a pink top (far right), and eventually looks hairy.

The flower, or is it a seed-pod, is very interesting.

Near the Air and Space Museum is a huge planting of peppers.  Aren't they lovely!

In front of the Museum of Natural History is petrified wood.

This is a lobster claw plant, in a garden behind the Smithsonian Castle.

There appears to be a great deal of variety in this coleus "Fishnet Stockings"
If you wanted to grow some, plant lots, because some end up mostly green, and some end up mostly purple.

We brought bug repellant, expecting lots of biting bugs, but except for a few bees and this guy, we haven't seen or felt any.

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Created July 4, 2007

Photos by Leslie

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Architecture
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
Garden - heirloom tomatoes
     Garden in June
B-Mets game
A strange vine appeared
    It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.

 travel to
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Mid Atlantic:  
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -


Other interests: 

House and Garden


No Knead Bread

daffodil 3

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing