Linda Maye Adams

Photos: Inspiration in Color in Washington DC

I’ve discovered I’m a visual spatial learner

It means I need pictures to understand information.  So when Rabia Gale posted this writing prompt:

A favorite or inspiring piece of art (could be a statue, a painting, a musical composition, even performance art)

The first thing I thought was color

And during spring and summer in Washington, DC, color is everywhere!

The Jefferson Monument against a blue sky

Jefferson Monument

Jefferson Monument

The sharp white lines of the Jefferson Monument against the bright blue sky was magnificent.

A duck sails across a pond that is surrounded by trees.

Ahoy! Ducks away!

Mason District Park

I liked this picture because of the brilliant blue of the water mixed with the reflections of the green trees.  Then there’s that lone duck sailing across the middle of the pond.


Green, green everywhere

After sitting through the dull browns of winter, I still look at the green our trees and go “Wow!”


Flowers Galore

And, of course, the flowers that are everywhere.  I love the striking purple of these.

Other blogs writing about art and inspiration:

  1. Large Blue Horses – Rabia Gale
  2. Christ and St. Michael – Liv Rancourt
  3. The Music that I Love – Siri Paulson
  4. Botticelli’s Venus – Ellen Gregory
  5. Through the Lens – Tami Clayton
  6. How do you decide a favourite – Margaret Miller


  1. I’m loving the explosion of color around here, too! (PS: Will you be at Balticon this year?)


    • Yes, I am going to Balitcon. Maybe Contemporal, maybe not. We will go into furlough July 11. One-fifth pay cut.


      • We should meet up!
        Sorry about the furlough and pay cut. 😦


  2. Your Green, Green Everywhere picture reminds me of hiking in Dumbarton Oaks park (I think that’s where we were). So gorgeous!


    • I’ve seen pictures of Dumbarton Oaks. It must be spectacular in person.


  3. Gorgeous colours!


  4. As we down here move through Autumn and into Winter these photos are a reminder of what has been and what will come. I suppose this could be one reason why we respond to art – because the artist – in this case you, the photographer – have captured something worth pondering.


    • I admit, I’m far less drawn to the winter colors (autumns here can be beautiful, but only if we don’t get too much or not enough). By the time spring starts showing up, I’m ready for lots and lots and lots of color.


  5. Nice photos, Linda! I’ve not been to D.C. yet but it is high on my list of places to see. Love the clear, bright colors in your photos.


    • Come in April or May. You’ll get all the wonderful colors of the flowers and the weather will be nice. Summer’s hotter and more crowded.


  6. Beautiful!! I’m from Baltimore, so these remind me of home and going to D.C. on field trips as a kid 🙂


  7. I love the woodsy photo. Not a scene you expect when you think of Washington, D.C. I do know there are some nice parks.



  1. Christ And St. Michael | Liv Rancourt
  2. Botticelli’s Venus | Ellen Gregory
  3. How do you decide a favourite? | Margaret Miller's Blog
  4. Through the Lens | Tami Clayton
  5. Inspiring Art | Kim Griffin's Blog
  6. Photos: Art Along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk | Linda Adams
  7. Photos: Belmont Bay Visit | Linda Adams
  8. Dance Me to the End of Love - Cora J Ramos, Author
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