Human Flower Project
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Some plants are conjurors. Take a look and climb the crystal stairs or slip down a rabbit hole.
This is a Rorschach test:
Do you smell mint juleps? Do you hear a put-down or the rustle of hoop skirts? Is this a giant butterfly about to land on a swastika? Can you find the imperial rabbit?
Cyndy Clark sent this photo along after a trip to the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., last weekend.
“Apparently there are 5 peak days in the year for the gardens and we hit one of those days,” C. writes. “See for yourself with the attached photos. A must visit for any trip.”
Her son, Sean, retreats there at cherry blossom time, close to his home on the Hill and much less crowded than the Tidal Basin. Last weekend, there was a special sale of koi, but even so, C. reports, the arboretum wasn’t crowded. She was especially taken by the lace bark pine tree —“a must see” – and reveled in the lilacs, bonsai, and dogwoods, as well as “old columns taken from the Capitol, standing in the middle of a field like a Greek ruin!”