Monday Out on the Mall

After lunch with OKCalvin yesterday, Amy and I sauntered over to the US Botanic Garden for a bit to look at flowers, cacti, and ferns. We also viewed Russian paintings at the Smithsonian International Gallery, checked out Cai Guo-Qiang’s Traveler (see below), and stopped for mocha at the Castle before Amy had to head back home to NJ. ‘Twas a great day for it all.


Here’s us at the Botanic Garden, resting in the shade of a banana tree.


The Castle, seen from the Sackler Gallery ground floor level.

(My cheeks are getting fat, aren’t they?)