101. Visit the National Arboretum

Posted at August 3, 2011 by 6 Comments

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So this is a photo tour of the National Arboretum in DC.  You’ll also meet the photographer behind these photos, Carlyle Smith. Check out his full portfolio on Soulfotography and follow him on twitter @clylesvibe.

As I write this, I’m zoning out listening to Black Rob and enjoying these beautiful pictures.  The music, the vibe, and these lovely images combined to make for a perfect night for me.

Then this thought hit me:

I really need to get out the house a bit more and enjoy places like the National Arboretum in D.C.

I should grab my shoes and and go for a hike or run and take in these lovely views this weekend.

Or bring a friend, some picnic food, and find a cool spot in the shade to relax

Or finally figure out my new camera so I can see how close I can get to a butterfly like this one.

Washington DC is a lovely city, but sometimes we miss out on some of its hidden beauty as we go about the daily drudgery of life.  I need to get out more.  Starting this weekend.

What about you?

If you’re like me and you need a bit of unwinding, the National Arboretum in Washington D.C is a great place to start.

The photographer behind these photos: Carlyle Smith

Carlyle V. Smith is a DC freelance photographer, writer, traveler and ultimately a Storyteller. We enjoy Carlyle’s focus on capturing DC scenes that are a bit off the beaten path.  He is a frequent contributor to renowned D.C Jazz site, Capitalbop.com, and his photos were featured on allaboutjazz.com.  Catch him at his relaunched site Soulfotography where he’s available for portraits, head shots, live performances, corporate functions, special events, and pro bono work for Non- Profits.  A wonderful photographer, and all around great guy!  Hope you enjoyed the photos.

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6 Responses to “101. Visit the National Arboretum”

  1. Carlyle says:


    Thanks for all you do in exposing Washingtonians and visitors to the great city of DC. Thanks a lot for the shout out for my photos too ! Keep up the great work.

  2. Michele says:

    I live close to the Arboretum and have wanted to go for the longest so thanks for the reminder. Great post I think I’ll go this week!!!

    • rohan says:

      Yay Michele, glad it lit a spark under you to get out there. I think I’ll be out there this weekend as well, I need some nature in my life! : -) Thanks very much for stopping by.

  3. Simon Lee says:

    Hi Rohan, thanks for your share, i really wish to visit DC in one day, but traveling from Asia will take me more than 20 hours:( Will definitely plan out a trip to US end of this year:)



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