Alby visited the National Arborteum this afternoon - it was a bit chilly, but he saw lots of stuff even though it is winter.
There is a nice bonsai museum with lots and lots of bonsai
This bonsai was started in 1625!
It was a good day to take pictures at the Capitol columns (these were originally part of the Capitol building and are now in the middle of a field)
He also got to see the native plants exhibit. In high school (many years ago) I volunteered for two summers at the arboretum. Mostly I helped out with the native plants group, when this prairie was just being installed. At the time, this field was completely bare (tilled), we planted hundreds and hundreds of root stock across this field.