Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Murals at the United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC

I was really taken with these.  The first one you will recognize the lady in my present header performing the tea ceremony I(I change headers frequently so it has probably been removed by now).  I have loved the kimono ever since I saw my first one in a photograph as a child. The ladies look so elegant, and the kimonos are always exquisite!  But the mural is depicting the growing of tea.

I cropped the picture for my header.....

and I also wanted to see what it would look like in black and white.

This mural is the one for cotton.  I saw my first cotton growing in a field only a few years ago, and they also had a few cotton plants in the Walney Pond Garden near the visitor center.  The blooms are unusual and very pretty.

Next is corn.....

and oranges.


and lastly cacao.

In the Conservatory where I found the murals, they had a cacao tree.

I also saw oranges growing in a large planter, and also grapefruit.  I'm assuming there were ones showing the other foods but I didn't think to look at them as we were already heading into another section.

I have other photos from the botanic garden but will leave them for another post.