Category Archive: DC

DC Logan Circle

The flag of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC), with buildings from Logan Circle behind it (fun walking tour of Logan here; basic info here) This etegami was the fruit of a previous… Continue reading

Mulberry leaf

“All the trees of the field will clap their hands” — song title from Sufjan Stevens. My husband overcame his fear of heights to climb on the roof and trim back the mulberry… Continue reading

Garlic Flowers and Big Bear Cafe

“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” (Marilynne Robinson, Gilead). Memorial Day weekend was especially wonderful this year, as unseasonably reasonable temperatures have continued in the… Continue reading


Artichokes have been on my mind. Maybe because here on the east coast they are so hard to get fresh. Maybe I’ve been thinking about how my mom would boil them and we’d… Continue reading

Dog-eared Dogwood

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 3: Dogwood Collection, National Arboretum, Washington DC. This etegami is of a dogwood blossom, found at the National Arboretum 4/27/13. The words, “dog-eared dogwood,” are mine.

Freckled Green Azalea

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 2: Azalea Collection, National Arboretum, Washington DC. Here’s an etegami of an unusual azalea I found in their lovely collection on 4/27/13. I used a bamboo reed pen… Continue reading

If you wait, all that happens is you get older

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 1:  Lafayette Park, White House, Washington DC. An etegami of a tulip, viewed from the top, which I found in front of the White House, in Lafayette Park.… Continue reading

Scattered blossoms

The cherry blossoms in DC have finally shed their petals… a weekend walk around the neighborhood had us walking along a carpet of pink. I find the petals and single discarded buds along… Continue reading

it’s not the cherries everywhere in bloom

Spring in DC… yes, everyone gets excited about the cherry blossoms, and yes, they are lovely. So lovely that when we went out to the Mall this past Sunday, we found ourselves fighting… Continue reading

Coffee Monday: Caffe con panna and Bach

A sweet Coffee Monday post today — featuring a caffe con panna I had yesterday at Kafe Bohem, plus Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th-century coffee history, and recommended readings!