Sunday Snapshots: Hometown Tourist

Today was the spring garden tour at the White House, which is apparently an annual event, though I heard of it for the first time yesterday. After living here for a dozen years, I am apparently not at all plugged into the touristy goings on. I ended up with a ticket via my friends Megan and Jenny, who have a  friend/former colleague now working in the groundskeeper’s office at the White House. (Right… Who knew the White House has a groundskeeper’s office?) It was a bit chilly and breezy out, but overall not a bad day to be outside, admiring plants and taking in views I hadn’t seen before.

My postcard shot of the White House.
My postcard shot of the White House.
The Washington Monument & Jefferson Memorial from near the south portico.
The Washington Monument & Jefferson Memorial from near the south portico.
The Rose Garden, which was full of... tulips.
The Rose Garden, which was full of... tulips.
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7 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshots: Hometown Tourist

  1. Joanne April 18, 2010 / 11:17 pm

    OK, you’re second shot is GORGEOUS.

    And of COURSE the White House has a groundskeepers office–they have a huge lawn!

  2. Mom April 19, 2010 / 5:54 am

    Beautiful photos!! I only heard of ‘the tour’ this year too. Didn’t the former tenants do most of their outdoorsey stuff down at the ranch?? 🙂

  3. Mom April 19, 2010 / 8:01 am

    Also @ Common Loon — HAPPPPYYY birthday to YOU !!!

  4. common loon April 19, 2010 / 8:56 am

    1. LOVE the picture with the Tulips!!! LOVE IT!!! I do hope that you took more photos? Maybe put them all in a place where you can admire them should you ever experience another winter like the one you just had?

    2. @ Mom, Thank you. I very much treasure the time I got to chat with you yesterday!!!! I love you!

  5. Sionna April 19, 2010 / 10:14 am

    Wow. That second shot is indeed amazing.

  6. Hillary April 19, 2010 / 11:57 am

    Those pictures are amazing. I didn’t know anything about the garden tour.

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