DC Flowers


Lately I’ve been obsessing over flowers. I don’t know, I just love them. They make me feel so happy and especially after the cold winter, it’s so nice to see some color in the neighborhood.

DC is known for the cherry blossoms, but we have so many other beautiful flowers blooming throughout the city. I thought I’d take the time out to highlight some of my favorites.


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Magnolias trees in the Smithsonian Gardens behind the Smithsonian Castle


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By the Washington Monument


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Lower Senate Park with gorgeous views of the Capitol


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Water lilies in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens


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McKee Beshers WMA in Poolesville, MD


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Tulip library near the Washington Monument

“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition. Without fully realizing it, flowers would become for us an expression in form of that which is most high, most sacred, and ultimately formless within ourselves.”- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

Let me know if I’ve missed any spots because I’m always up for a new place to shoot 🙂 Especially when there are some pretty petals to be photographing.
Happy Spring 🙂