Tuesday, May 11, 2010

brookland gardens in May

pink old fashioned roses
meadow view from Franciscan Monastery gardens
formal rose garden at the Franciscan Monastery
white peony on Shepherd St. NE
striped climbing rose at the Monastery
Shepherd St.NE orange bearded iris


This part of the city has so many trees and yards full of flower gardens it is a delight to tour this time of year. We also have a great formal garden up on the hill at the Franciscan Monastery that is always a delight to visit but especially in May when the roses bloom. I took off about 2:30 in the afternoon to go see what I could find to share with you. The wind was howling and blew down a few branches and whipped the flowers around making tight focus difficult but I did my best to document some special moments. All the images are available in the Brookland Gardens 2010 set on my flickr.com but here are a few that might encourage you to click over and take a closer look.

In addition to photos of Brookland I am looking forward to going out again on Saturday May 15th for the 27th International Sketch Crawl in "Washington, DC" to draw and hang with fellow sketch artists and show them around our neighborhood which has been selected as our focus for the DC group. You can join us, we have a facebook page here.
If you are in other cities around the world, you might find they are also participating in a sketch crawl this weekend you can join. The main forum which requires you to join up to find the artists in your area is here http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/

To close this short video of the wind in the siberian iris.
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