Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens


One of the things that kept me out of the studio this week was an interesting trip to the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens along the Anacostia River across from downtown DC and the National Arboretum (http://www.nps.gov/keaq/). It was an overcast morning, but the color and intensity of the lotus and lilies and all else, were not diminished in the least. Here are a few images from the gardens, including a very interesting little creature astride a small blossom, unidentifiable in my vocabulary! The gardens are part of the National Park system and well worth a visit if in the immediate DC area. Check out their site, linked above. I bet a lily or two might just show up in a future drawing.





1 comment:

Joan said...

Ah! You should have asked your entomologist-wannabe sister! It's an ailanthus webworm moth.