Department of Agriculture (National Mall side), Washington, D.C.
On this Bloom Day, I thought I would share some photos that I took this week of the remaining flowers and various seed heads in one of my favorite gardens in the city, the Smithsonian Institution’s Butterfly Habitat Garden.
(You can see more of the Butterfly Garden here.)
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the 15th of every month. To see what’s blooming around other garden bloggers, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
“Snapshot, two women sitting on the front porch of a house, unidentified,” ca. 1912-1934, by Michael Francis Blake, via David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Libraries Commons on flickr.
Blake was one of the first African-American studio photographers in Charleston, South Carolina. His collection at Duke consists of 117 photos in an album entitled “Portraits of Members.”
. . . our effort to open the gift of the world,
our hope to find years
in this box we tear apart.