Studious frog

September 23, 2006

One of the facilities at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Md., is a reference library of around 4,000 volumes on horticulture for adults and children, If you visit, you’ll have to share the bench in the visitor center with this fellow. He’s very absorbed in his book. I wonder if it’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher.



September 22, 2006

I deliberately shot this gateway, which is in the Georgetown area of the District of Columbia, in spring before the wisteria came into leaf or flower because this way you see the lantern. Once the wisteria starts growing, the lantern is hidden.

Upside down umbrellas

September 21, 2006


Upside-down umbrellas add a colorful note under the canopy of this flower shop.

Brick sidewalk

September 20, 2006


This narrow bricked sidewalk could be a little country village, but it’s Old Town, Alexandria, just a couple of miles from Reagan National Airport. By the way, charming as those bricks are, they’re uneven and it’s very easy to turn your ankle.

Breeding like … rabbits

September 19, 2006

Everywhere you look in Old Town, Alexandria, there are rabbits. This one decorates a windowbox.

Well, you know what they say about rabbits!

The best kind of bunny for a garden

September 18, 2006


Yet another garden rabbit—all the cuteness without the destruction to plant life! This one was not far from yesterday’s rabbit or the rabbit I posted in July.

Please wipe your feet

September 17, 2006


This little bunny apparently thinks it’s a great joke to have you wipe your feet on his tummy. He lives on a front porch in Old Town, Alexandria.