Wednesday, July 09, 2008

More Smithsonian!

After taking in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival - we walked by the Smithsonian's rose gardens...
Rose Garden

And then stopped in for a stroll through the gorgeous wildflower gardens. Based on the number of pictures that follow I think you can guess my favorite!

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Their collection of Passion flowers were amazingly beautiful. I had never seen these in person before! I was love-struck :)

Passion Flower

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Smithsonian gardens

Here we are in the middle of the garden.

Coleen and I

After our stroll through the garden - we checked the National Museum of the American Indian. I had never been to this museum and the building itself was definitely the highlight. What an awesome shape!

My creation

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

See, now you understand my passionflower obsession, which has led to me having 14 of them in our apartment. :)

CiCi and CAJtalk said...

Wowie... You make it so alive.. I have to make another visit to the Smithsonian.. it has been awhile.. Thanks as always for bringing awesome photograpy. :D

Stacey said...

holy bejezus!!! those flowers are amazing!!!!

gnomegarden said...

Jeeeez Jody--- All I ever say is GREAT PHOTOS! But DANG!!! Those passiflora made me gasp, I swear. Man, you rock the camera world girl!!! Do a drawing of one of them in my book!!
xo

Stitchify said...

You should print cards with your photos and sell them. Gorgeous!

maitai said...

beautiful pictures! i don't think i've ever visited the american indian museum either! i should really remedy this. i also want to visit the botanical gardens and the aboretum!

Lynn said...

gorgeous pictures!

cheryl said...

such amazing flowers and beautiful photos!

Lisette M said...

I also love the Smithsonian gardens. Passion flowers are exquisite and your photography does them justice. The best part of the Native American Museum besides the architecture is their restaurant, we always eat there when visiting museums.

brsmaryland said...

Absolutely beautiful !!
I didn't know you could grow passion flowers indoors. I might have to check that out.

judy said...

Those flowers are beautiful! I could almost create beaded ones out of those pictures...I'm just missing the backs *hint*hint*

Sarah said...

Gasp! Holy bejesus is right! Those pictures look like a professional photographer took them with a billion dollar camera! If I buy the same kinda camera, will I be able to take pictures as fabulous???? (make and model please...)

Zonda said...

Thanks for sharing! Such gorgeous pictures!

Javajem said...

Thanks everyone! Sarah - your blogger profile doesn't show up - so I can't reply directly to you.

My camera is a Nikon D50.
Thanks again!

knitseashore said...

Your flower photos are so amazing. Thank you for sharing your trip with us!!!

fuguestateknits said...

J- those photos are professional quality - lovely work! I love the Smithsonian! When hubby and I were poverty stricken first-time parents living in Alexandria, that was our place to go on a weekend afternoon - picnic on the Mall and stroll the Smithsonian - free:)!
Glad you appreciated it so well - and did I say how really really beautiful the pictures are?
Joan

mrspao said...

Those passionflowers look incredible. The garden is so lovely - what a great place to visit.

Sereknitty said...

What amazing photos!

pixelsandstitches said...

What a great read this morning! I love to 'visit' new places. And your photography.. is awesome.

Thanks for sharing!