November 12, 2012 {The National Arboretum}

It was the perfect November day....sunglasses, boots, wool coat, and a fellow explorer. We wandered through unkept paths and basked in warm colors and cool breezes. To our delight, a bit of Washington history was on display. Corinthian columns that once supported the US Capitol building stood awkwardly in a quiet field. The contrast between these stone giants and the pastoral landscape where they were laid to rest was beautiful.