so, i have saved the best (to me) for last. this is my last washington d.c. post and it is WAY photo heavy. there is no way i could leave out any of these gorgeous flowers. i'm so glad we decided to stay a few extra hours and i got to experience this place. this is exactly how i would like my own garden to look. maybe one day. :)
and look!!! a monarch butterfly sighting in the wild!!! i was SO excited!!! it has been years since i've seen one. it's not a great picture, but it's a great memory.