For our midweek adventure to Washington DC, I wore this shirt and shorts (a combination of this outfit and this outfit, both of which I wore being a tourist in Chicago a couple of weeks ago – keep on remixing!). We visited some of The Man’s family as well as my sister, both of whom live in the area. We just stayed for a night. The quick trip consisted of walking around the National Mall with a stop at the White House in scorching, par-for-the-course, DC summer humidity, followed by a visit to my little sister’s first apartment sans roommates. She picked a great place (four blocks from her work – I’m jealous) and she even bought me dinner (sweet!).
Back in Philadelphia, we visited Longwood Gardens, a beautiful and enormous outdoor horticulture museum (of sorts). It’s a few miles outside the city, but I would definitely recommend stopping in if you’re in the area. They update the flowers and plants seasonally and each pristine garden among the vast landscape captures so much beauty. I could snap photos here all day. Check out a few of my favorites:
Just as I focused the camera on this lovely yellow bloom, the little bee kindly posed for me.
The Little Guy walking the paths with Gram ~ so cute!
I aimed my camera at this beautiful butterfly hanging out on the bright yellow flower and just as I snapped the photo it flew to the next blossom. Not sure how often my luck will strike such that I capture a butterfly in flight and in focus.
Below, I loved how the water created a perfectly pure plane despite continuously running over the edges of the bath.