Archive for the ‘Seasonal’ Category
On Tuesday night, I followed a group caroling along Ridge Road and Plateau Place in Old Greenbelt. On Wednesday night, I went caroling again, this time with a girl scout troop along Woodland Way and Northway.
Five members of Girl Scout Troop 5859 gather at the Greenbelt Community Church where they meet every Wednesday night.
There will be a holiday market on December 16, but the last day of the Greenbelt Farmers Market’s regular season was on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Market master Nancy Solomon writes down today’s happenings on the blackboard: “Morris dancers, chef demo–noon, master gardeners, Mystic Water, Eco-Armour…”
Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is one of the most beautiful ornamental trees in the Washington area. Cherry and southern magnolia trees are certainly more famous but their flowers last only a short while. Crepe myrtle flowers, on the other hand, can appear as early as May and stay in bloom all summer long. Now they are blooming everywhere in the city, and on Wednesday evening I walked around in the city center and took these photos.
A crepe myrtle with red flowers at the 14 Court of Ridge Road. The name comes from the crepe-like texture of the flowers.