101. Visit the National Arboretum
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.