Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sky Watch Season # 4 Episode # 51

We found this very interesting 'straw man' at the side of The Botanic Garden in Washington DC.

The last time we were here there were very large world globes, which I thought were going to be a permanent fixture but I realized that they change their displays every year.

All very much in keeping with trying to keep our earth 'green' for future generations to enjoy.

This rather lovely display reminded me of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. There are plant boxes overflowing with greenery on different levels.



It was a lovely display and photos don't really do it justice. I hope if you will be visiting Washington DC this year, that you will head to the Botanic Garden to see for yourselves.


Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia for hosting SkyWatch Friday.

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39 comments:

  1. Wow, those are very cool! And the strawman too!

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  2. This is certainly a place I would love to visit. Really beautiful!
    Maybe the Strawman was taking a straw poll being that it was Washington. Haha!
    ☼ Sunny

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  3. Love those plants in the arcs. They look so unique that way.

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  4. Hi Denise, Love your pictures. The starwman is just so cute.. And that 'arc' is beautiful.. What an interesting display.

    Happy 4th of July. God Bless the USA.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. What a gorgeous place! Love the plants in the arcs, too. Really stunning! Would love visit there myself. I like the strawman, too! Hope you have a great weekend, Denise! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Hi Denise, A beautiful botanical garden and you have picked an interesting part of it. It is always so worthwhile to go to the botanical gardens to see what grows and flourishes in the area.

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  7. wow I love all that planting. Have a great holiday weekend. Rosie aka leavesnbloom Scotland

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  8. We've been to DC several times and never went to the gardens. Doggone it! I wish we had now that I've seen your photos.

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  9. I like the straw mans's haircut. The arc is wonderful.

    The Botanical garden will be on the list when we get to DC.

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  10. These are fantastic new displays at the botanical garden. The straw man and wind mill are great. The arched one is wonderful with the layers of plants as are the layered columns. I enjoyed this very much.

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  11. I have never seen a straw man like that one before - except as Christmas ornaments.

    I would love to see that botanic garden in person.

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  12. those planter boxes are really neat. Glad you pointed out that was a straw man, I wasn't too sure.

    Gill in Canada

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  13. This is the place I love to visit and hang out for the day. For sure I can't get enough taking picture of those beautiful fixture. Happy Friday!

    SWF:Fiery sky

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  14. What a lot of cool shots! A lovely place to awake the senses and curiosity.

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  15. What a lovely place! Love the plants in the arc. Great photos as always, Denise. I enjoyed it very much.

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. I love the straw man!
    Such a lovely spot to visit. I must keep in mind when we visit our son later in the summer.

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  17. I would love to visit the botanical garden! I like the straw man; he looks different than any straw man I ever saw.

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  18. Always love that botanical garden by the capitol and every year it looks different. We haven't been there yet this year. Have a great Fourth of July weekend. Stay cool Sunday. It will be hot,hot, hot!

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  19. Wow cute botanical garden, it looks like the "scarestraw" is having fun under the sun!

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  20. Those plant boxes are wonderful but sure would be hard to water! I guess the strawman is supposed to be scary - for birds, anyway!

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  21. Denise: Wonderful captures from DC, very tricky the way you got the capitol into that one.

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  22. The "Arc de Triomphe" planter box is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful place that is. I like the puffy clouds in the sky, too.

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  23. What a wonderful garden! I love that strawman...how unique!

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  24. Wow, great creativity displayed with that strawman.... Nice shots..

    Pixellicious Photos

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  25. Beautiful photos and photos, Denise! The Botanical Gardens in DC are now on my list of places to visit.

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  26. Very interesting displays in the beautiful gardens.

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  27. What a beautiful garden! That straw man is really neat and the arch is, too! Someone is very creative. The sky behind shows what a wonderful day it was. Would love to be there!

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  28. That is SO cool! I've never been to Washington DC, so I really enjoyed this.

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  29. Wow lovely skies and capures.
    Happy weekend Denise dear.
    xo
    " R e g i n a "

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  30. That straw man and those displays are so unique. It looks like a very fun place to visit and get shots of nature.

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  31. and such beautiful skies as a backdrop too!

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  32. looks and sounds like a fun trip to the gardens. SO much great green! Nice post!

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  33. Another of your wonderful posts. The straw man looks like he has a nest on his head. and those lovely wooden plant installations have a decidedly Chinese look about them.

    This is my fifth try to leave you a comment!

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  34. Wow, what an amazing place. Must put the botanical gardens on my wish list :O)

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