Monday, August 20, 2012
Weekend Recap: The Butterfly Garden
Having out of town guests in DC can be exhausting when you run from monument to monument without taking a break. This weekend I discovered the perfect way to take a mid afternoon rest with-in the confines of the National Mall. In between the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History lies a small butterfly garden. Other tourists briskly walked through it, only considering it a shortcut to their next destination. But as we quietly and slowly strolled through the shaded path, noticed a wonder world of activity and bountiful flora. The bees, butterflies, and moths, were busily searching for and pollinating their favorite flowers. And my cousin, a garden enthusiast, was eagerly pointing out notable species of plants and educating Gman and I on their history and significance.
Although there was chaos all around, it was peaceful in the garden. To finish off our little break, we grabbed ice cream from the street vendor and ate while watching the fountain in the Sculpture Garden.