Saturday, July 31, 2010

On our way to the Watergate


Home of the ‘gate’ suffix right there in the background.  We weren’t sure where we were in the micro scale.  I mean, we knew the watergate, and the river to our right.  But, I mean, like where were we, why were there all these boats and drunks along the shore right here.


Danny seemed to think of it as some bizarre vortex of non-d.c. in the middle of his D.C.



I guess it was just a spot where fancy people came for fancy drinks along the shore.


The architecture was very modern. 



Oh yeah, and then there was this guy.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Still Walking


We couldn’t get over how cute a tree growing out of an entry way was.     Why would someone put a brick building around a tree?


You can call them any time.  Number is right on the awning.


Must be a bank.


And don’t forget the canal.  Turns out there is a canal system in D.C.  Go figure.  Our favorite was either the boat stuck in the mud above a long closed lock.  Or the outdoor seating for a fancy restaurant with this as a view.



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cars in the Neighborhood





I for one see a Lotus every time I stop for ice cream. 



Texas has balls.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fancy Places



Walking through embassy row was pretty bad ass.  I was happy to keep up with Danny on country flags.


Estonia.  Its there.  Trust me.



Jackie spotted this place online for a couple mill.  Anyone want to go halvses with me?


Yeah, I’m sure that place is affordable.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Phase 2 Day 2


After our morning adventure to the arboretum, we made a trip from Georgetown to the White House.  It only took like 5 hours. 


Yeah graffiti.




Jackie said she saw this buffalo on her commute and was rather excited to see it in person.


An entire window of pigs.  Ceramic pigs, paper pigs, and more.  Nothing but pigs.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Street Art


Curious.  Wonder if he lived in the van?  I couldn’t talk anyone else into stopping for what clearly is the finest of fine art.  I know he has a great understanding of art, make each canvas the maximum size to fit in a car.  Then, bam! the money rolls in.



Saturday, July 24, 2010

More Flowers?


Why, yes.  That would be fantastic.


Unfortunately I do not have a nice book for identifying flowering bushes or trees.  So any of that are ornamentals and not wildflowers get a big I don’t know.






Pretty sure that’s a rose.  But I may be mistaken.


I do remember what tulips look like.  Even if they are orange, I still know.



Friday, July 23, 2010

Magnolias and Fun


And how couldn’t magnolias be fun.























Thursday, July 22, 2010

Frogs and Flowers




Might be a buttercup.


Bloodroot.  I do know that one.





Magnolias.  Just a preview.  So many more magnolias to come.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Pope


Well, not really of course.  We just call it the pope.  Perhaps more of a bishop, take your pick.  Months later we discovered they are mayappples, a flowering spring plant.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

National Pillars


Well, maybe not the national pillars.  But, they are certainly some of the nations columns.  Oh, and Danny and Jackie.



Monday, July 19, 2010

Now that’s a cherry tree


Look at how huge it is compared to that man in the red pants.  No, that’s not a child.  Really.  Dude was like six-five.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

More Bonsai



Stick with me here.  They were really cool.


1795!!!  My lord, have you ever heard of such craziness????


That bee is larger than some hummingbirds.  It wasn’t scary at all.  No, not with its freaky giant stinger or anything.


Red.  Bonsai, what can’t you do?



I wonder how he tolerated the questions from all those who passed by while he worked.


And they come in such delightful little pots.