Tag Archives: azaleas

Looking back on 2016

Looking back, it has certainly been a busy year for hiking! Our hiking group grew by 1,779 members, from 6,796 to 8,575, and we met for 103 events during 2016, hiking a total of 450 miles at locations throughout Virginia, … Continue reading

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Three A weekend

All three events last weekend had something to do with the letter “A”, and I didn’t even notice until now! (It wasn’t supposed to be some sort of Sesame Street theme.) Arsenal of Democracy Flyover The Arsenal of Democracy Flyover … Continue reading

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Sunny days

This past weekend our hiking group spent two sunny days giving the District of Columbia some loving! Saturday was the early morning visit to the U.S. National Arboretum that I mentioned in my last post, and the sunshine and light … Continue reading

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Swimmingly

Yesterday I drove up to Washington DC for a walk in the U.S. National Arboretum to take a peek at how this year’s azaleas are coming along. My conclusion is, swimmingly! Swimmingly in both a figurative and a literal sense … Continue reading

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Now that’s more like it!

This morning we went for a hike in Riverbend Park, on the south bank of the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. Our stated intent was to see if any Virginia bluebells had popped up, but also just to enjoy one of the … Continue reading

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Azaleas!

Last Saturday I went with a group on an early morning walk though the azalea gardens in the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC. If you live anywhere nearby, it’s worth the effort to drag yourself out of bed early and beat the rush … Continue reading

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Azaleas!

The azaleas are in bloom a little early this year at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., so Sunday a few friends and I went for a walk to enjoy them. Because of the overcast and rain, we pretty … Continue reading

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