Spent a grey, fall day at the U.S. Capitol today for some family portraits. A very surreal experience being there during a government shutdown. It’s hard to ignore the beauty of this stunning structure and all of it’s intricate architecture, no matter what is going on inside.
What a wonderful experience to finally see the inside of the building that rests just around the corner from the place I call home these days.
The only logical thing to do in this weather is nap. Preferably, like this.
Behind an ivy covered chain link fence, grows a beautiful community garden, bursting at the seams with the season’s bounty.
Always nice to see you again. Welcome back.
Royal star magnolia. Magnolias are always the first to bloom.
When the snow falls in perfect individual flakes, the end result is something that slightly resembles glitter.
Truth be told, sometimes I get tired of this city. But then it snows and snow just makes everything a little better. It even felt a little less cold, which I know is just an illusion. Oh snow. Your loveliness knows no boundaries. Blanket us until spring is ready and waiting.
Snow in the city part one.
These photos are just the beginning of some very special moments spent with two very special people. Looking at them makes me a proud and happy friend. Here’s to true love and best friends and new friends and a future bursting with fun and joy!