Arlington Flowers

Rob Paine Lee House Rose

The D.C. area has several wonderful places to photograph flowers and trees. There are parks that feature extensive gardens and of course there are the Cherry Blossoms. I was on assignment in Arlington, Va., earlier this week and found some photogenic flowers in places I did not expect to find them.

The rose photo above was taken in a garden outside the Arlington House/Robert E. Lee Memorial which is on the grounds of Arlington Cemetery. ( please see more text and additional photo)

If you walk to the Arlington House, which is atop a pretty steep hill, you will also get a pretty nice view of downtown Washington.
If you walk to the Arlington House, which is atop a pretty steep hill, you will also get a pretty nice view of downtown Washington.

Memorial Sunflower Rob Paine

Another place I was pleasantly surprised to find a small but inviting garden is located near the US Marine Corps War Memorial in front of the Netherlands Carillon There is a beautiful garden full of many different plants.
I shot all three of these photos early in the morning, a good time to visit as the light is great and there really were not a lot of other tourists out yet.

7 comments

  1. The last yellow flower shot is perfectly lovely, then I read you had taken the photo early morning so I suppose that’s why the detail is so clear.

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