Monday, March 22, 2010

And another week begins - Happy Monday!

Pippa's Song

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing,
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His Heaven,
All's right with the world.

~Robert Browning~


I hope you've all had a great weekend. Ours went very nicely. The weather was fantastic both days. Saturday we went into Washington DC and on Sunday to Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna (Virginia). Both places are easy drives away from home. I will be posting photos from both places over the next week, took oodles and oodles of them.

There were lots of people out in the city enjoying the good weather along with the sights. For the first time I got to see the WWII Memorial. We did a lot of walking, great exercise which doesn't seem like exercise when you are having such a good time taking in everything around you.


Eve said...

Happy Monday Denise! I'm glad spring has sprung. It's trying here in northern Alabama but we had more snow this morning!!! Yikes!!!

Roy said...

Hi Denise, it is such a lovely sight to see daffs growing around the base of trees.
Great new header.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

We had a lovely weekend too. Isn't the WWII Memorial lovely? I love the fountains and the view in both directions while at the memorial.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Denise, You and Pat (who lives in NYC) live in the neatest places -----and I'm so envious that you can drive into DC so easily and enjoy the city.

I don't live far from the Smokies --and love going there over and over. We go there when we know there are not so many tourists around.

Great pictures... Happy Spring to you.... We have some snow this morning. GADS!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Pleased you had such lovely weather for the weekend Denise. Looking forward to seeing some of your photos. I love the Robert Browning poem - perfect after such a hard winter. A x

Tammie Lee said...

it sounds as though you had a wonderful weekend. I love the tree photo with flowers around its feet, lovely.

Craver Vii said...

Oodles is good. Can't wait to see 'em!

Cezar and Léia said...

Great news!
Hello dear Denise,
It's a wonderful post, a big smile for Spring, with perfect pictures and positivism!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures especially the the image and reflection of the Washington Monument.

imac said...

Beautiful spring, Happy day.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a great weekend you had Denise!
Washington DC looks like a place full of gardens and buildings to tour...
You are correct, when you are having fun, walking doesn't seem like work.
It's turned cold here today, but warming up and showing off all those spring daffodils just waiting to bob their heads in the March wind.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Oh, I love DC! I'm glad you had a good time. I could walk around that area for hours too!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I love daffodils growing anywhere! So pretty. Thanks!

Anil P said...

A lovely poem. With spring around, All's right with the world.

Looking to more pictures. The flowers must bloom all over I presume.

i beati said...

Wow that floral picture is what Spring is to me

diane said...

Sounds like you had a great spring weekend. Lovely places to visit too. Looking forward to more pics. You people who have cold winters remind me of rabbits, you all come out and run around in Spring after being snuggled up in your warrens keeping warm in the winter. he he he.

Margaret Cloud said...

Happy Monday to you also, even though it is Tuesday, ha, ha. I wish we lived close to more interesting places. Kiked the poem about spring and will be glad to see more photos.

Small Reflections said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love your Spring view coupled with Browning's words and the photo of the Washtington Memorial is marvelous too.
Hugs and blessings,

Johnny Nutcase said...

sounds like a good weekend, that first picture is such a happy one!