I am a native Washingtonian and there is just something about DC that tourists miss. It happens every year, changing its appearance daily and beckons those who make time to simply pause….to savor the moment. My friends, it is autumnal bliss in DC…and oh what visions of beauty surround us!
The pied piper of fall started at the Nations Capitol and brushed it with a pot of gold….
He then darted about touching this and that, leaving a bit of green, shades of brown and splashes of reds. What a character this seasonal artist is, never an identical stroke, just colorful whimsy…here and there…
Today it was different, things once green, lush and prolifically blooming, are gently lowering their eyes, resting their leaves of green and settling in for a bit of seasonal rest, prior to another show stopping season next Spring.
What a terrific time of the year to gather ideas from public gardens and spaces. Utilizing some of the ideas found around us for public viewing pleasure just might excite you, cause a stir and cause you to try something new. This is also a great time of year to assess your perennial to annual planting ratio and style. If you only have an abundance of colorful interest during the summer months, research and explore what you might try to add three or four season interest.
Make a few moments – not take as you already have them – and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you, right in Our National’s Capitol, right on the National Mall….our Front Yard!!! I hear there is even a fall show in a neighborhood near you!
Enjoying the beauty that surrounds me!by