No venturing downtown to see the cherry blossoms this year, so even five minutes near this beautiful strip was life-affirming. Hang tight, friends.
Sweet sunflowers in bloom at Ladybugs Alive, a sunflower maze in Southern Maryland.
Like a cornfield, only prettier! (And, you know, hotter. Much hotter. But worth it.)
Want to pretend it’s two months ago? Cool!
Cherry blossom time in Washington is the best time.
The peak bloom along the Tidal Basin was later than anticipated, and the timing worked such that my parents and I could go with my mother-in-law — her first time seeing them — and enjoy a cool, gray morning under the budding trees on April 7.
And that’s all I’ll say. “Wordless,” I know.
Touring the colonial revival garden at Historic Sotterley Plantation on a damp May day
Taking Oliver on his first fall walk, just as the leaves began to burst into reds and golds
Soaking up the final rays of summer on the Chesapeake Bay in North Beach, Md.