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

Tulip sightings around Washington, DC

Flowers in Washington, DC

One of the things I like about spring in Washington, DC, is the explosion of color.  Winter makes the city brown and barren, and then first signs of buds appear as spring approaches.  The cherry blossoms make their entrance, and then, within two weeks, the whole place turns colorful.  Tulips bloom right on the heels of the cherry blossoms and are just as spectacular with their vibrant colors.  Some photos for your viewing pleasure!

Red and yellow tulips
These were in full sunlight and blowing in the wind. It was amazing how the camera instantly stopped their movement.
Overhead shot of yellow tulips
Checking out the overhead shot of the yellow tulips. I call this color “Irwin Allen Yellow.” Can you guess why?
Overhead shot of the inside of a red tulip.
I have a new camera, so I was playing with getting a shot straight down of the inside of this red tulip.
Puple and yellow tulips
Purple and yellow! Oh, my!
Overhead shot of purple tulips
Another overhead shot of the purple tulips

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