Category Archive: DC

Gentle Brute

I walk or run or bike to and from work practically everyday. My route takes me from my neighborhood in DC, LeDroit, through downtown, to the National Mall, near George Washington University. It’s… Continue reading

I want to ride my bicycle!

Bicycle model courtesy of Capital Bikeshare, Washington DC Words courtesy of Queen, of course There will be no bicycling today, as DC is having a snow day. Currently huddled up at Kafe Bohem,… Continue reading

Take all the garden spills

A couple of lotus blossoms, from a photo a friend posted from his visit to Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens here in Washington DC — check out their Flickr stream here for photos… Continue reading

DC Logan Circle

The flag of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC), with buildings from Logan Circle behind it (fun walking tour of Logan here; basic info here) This etegami was the fruit of a previous… Continue reading

Mulberry leaf

“All the trees of the field will clap their hands” — song title from Sufjan Stevens. My husband overcame his fear of heights to climb on the roof and trim back the mulberry… Continue reading

Garlic Flowers and Big Bear Cafe

“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” (Marilynne Robinson, Gilead). Memorial Day weekend was especially wonderful this year, as unseasonably reasonable temperatures have continued in the… Continue reading


Artichokes have been on my mind. Maybe because here on the east coast they are so hard to get fresh. Maybe I’ve been thinking about how my mom would boil them and we’d… Continue reading

Dog-eared Dogwood

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 3: Dogwood Collection, National Arboretum, Washington DC. This etegami is of a dogwood blossom, found at the National Arboretum 4/27/13. The words, “dog-eared dogwood,” are mine.

Freckled Green Azalea

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 2: Azalea Collection, National Arboretum, Washington DC. Here’s an etegami of an unusual azalea I found in their lovely collection on 4/27/13. I used a bamboo reed pen… Continue reading

If you wait, all that happens is you get older

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 1:  Lafayette Park, White House, Washington DC. An etegami of a tulip, viewed from the top, which I found in front of the White House, in Lafayette Park.… Continue reading