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Photowalking at the United States National Arboretum

Photowalking at the United States National Arboretum

 

Spring is a good time for photowalking and it a perfect time to visit the United States National Arboretum in northeast Washington, DC, fronting on the Anacostia River.

Many visitors miss the opportunity to spend some time at one of the most attractive locations in the District.  With 446 acres, the Arboretum is larger than might be expected.  A map is available at the Visitor Center.  There are miles of trails and roads that allow access to the many gardens.

This week is a good time to see the Azalea Collections which include over 15,000 azaleas on the south side of Mount Hamilton.  Take a trail to the top of Mount Hamilton, at 240 feet, for a view of the United States Capitol, only 2 miles to the west.

You will want so spend some time with this visit.  Go in the morning, pack a lunch, and enjoy many hours in a wonderful location.  Make sure you have your camera in hand, with an extra battery, for an ideal photowalking opportunity.

The address is 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC. Admission is free.

 

National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8852

Clover, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers   IMG_8856

National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8859

Make a wish!

Dandelion, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8857

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Azaleas, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8868

Azaleas, National Arboretum, Spring Flowers IMG_8875

Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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