Saturday, March 7, 2009


Spring can't be too far away if blooms like these are possible... on Thursday Peggy & I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show - Philly's about 2 hours from DC, so we made a long day trip and it was well worth it.  The theme was "Bella Italia" which was interpreted in many imaginative ways by various floral designers, landscape architects, gardeners, etc.  
We spent several hours walking through the beautiful displays, then felt inclined to follow the theme for dinner. We found a lovely little Italian restaurant, Portofino, just a few blocks away from the convention center, so we finished the evening with a delicious meal, then made the drive back to DC. 
Here are just a couple of photos, the rest are posted in my gallery, click on the word "Flowers" in the title above...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day!

Today we woke up to several inches of beautiful new snow!  We're not likely to have this much snow again this year, so we enjoyed it.  Schools were closed, and John and his co-workers were given nonscheduled leave, so he worked from home today.  We went for a walk, the neighborhood trees were lacy and sparkling, so beautiful.   We're looking forward to the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival at the end of this month, I'll post a little more about that in the coming weeks.