The last place I wanted to be on "Black Friday" was a shopping mall. I wanted fresh air, wide open spaces, and lots of natural beauty. The National Arboretum in Washington, DC turned out to be the perfect choice.
The Arboretum is located in the NE quadrant of the city, close to the Anacostia River. It is called a "living" museum.
I call it "Zen in the city."
The Corinthian Columns in the distance~
A closer view. They are weird and wonderful~
The koi pond is beautiful and serene~
Even the algae is beautiful~
Without leaves, the trees are graceful and elegant~
The Medicinal Garden is good for what ails you~
I forgot the name of these delicate healing flowers~
In the middle of the city, beauty endures~
Zen in the city~