Sunday, November 16, 2008

Photoblogging: Soggy Autumn


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I took these on Friday and then forgot all about them! Anyway, it's been a gorgeous, colorful Fall in Washington this year. So pretty! Friday was soggy but not rainy, and not cold, so it was my favorite kind of day for the season. Seen above is one of the huge 'n' fancy twice-blooming irises which can be enjoyed in the fountain courts at the National Gallery on the Mall side. Such extravagant blooms. Be sure to look at the higher-res version for maximum sexy detail. Below are some leaves resting on Jean Arp's Oriforme beside the East Building:


9 comments:

Matty Boy said...

The iris looks like an ice sculpture, even in hi-res.

Very nice stuff.

Toriko said...

I love the colour contrast of the leaves. Well done!

Earl Cootie said...

Twice-blooming irises? Well, I've never even heard of such a thing. Thank you for this. I must research right away.

Anonymous said...

Nice leaves, yes, but if they're stuck to the side of a tour bus: bonus points!

FranIAm said...

Very gorgeous photos and evocative writing about the day...

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Princess, you better have marched your hooves on the national mall Satruday ;)

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

I was so, SO much hairdressier than that, HRH. I marched my hooves into Bloomingdale's!

carmen sutra said...

I just put the iris on my desktop so that I can think cool thoughts while my throat burns from the smoke in LA. I was already homesick - now I'm about half an inch from quitting and moving back to beautiful Atlanta.

Fran said...

Ooooooooooh pretty pic-a-tures