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Christmas in Washington DC

Christmas in Washington DC is a reindeer.

Christmas in Washington DC is my personal collection of photographs capturing the whimsy and wonder of the holidays in our nation’s capital. Each morning I leave my condo before daybreak to walk the deserted paths of the U.S. Capitol Grounds. I also explore the illuminations at the U.S. Botanic Gardens.¬† Then I meander down the quiet streets of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood to admire the Christmas decorations.

Along the way, I try to slow down and really look at my world. And I marvel at its beauty.

Come take a virtual walk with me during the 25 days leading up December 25th.

Christmas in Washington DC is a Santa hat on a statue.

Santa’s hat appeared like magic on sculptor Lloyd Lillie’s chess player near E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse

 

 

Holiday magic can be found at the US Capitol grounds.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree debuts December 4.

 

Christmas in Washington DC is a big bow.

Wrap up the season in a bow

 

Christmas in Washington DC is a creche.

The humble creche inside a fenced yard.

 

Christmas in Washington DC is a Snoopy display.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

 

Christmas in Washington DC is daybreak at U.S. Botanic Gardens.

Daybreak at U.S. Botanic Gardens

 

Christmas in Washington DC is illuminations.

Light up our world!

 

Christmas in Washington DC is a giraffe in a Santa's hat.

Santa Giraffe looms tall on A Street NE

 

First DC snow

First DC snow (December 16)

 

Christmas in Washington DC is decorations.

Miracle on A Street NE

 

Christmas in Washington DC is silver bells.

Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city.

 

Christmas in Washington DC is the Great Conjunction.

The Great Conjunction (Photographer: Sandy Willen)

 

Christmas in Washington DC tree lights

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

 

Silent Night (on 10th Street NE)

 

Christmas in Washington DC

Love & joy come to you …

 

Christmas in Washington DC postbo

On the night before Christmas …

 

Christmas in Washington DC is cinammon rolls.

Homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning

 

Christmas in Washington DC is a holiday cats.

My cat Eliot & …

 

Christmas in Washington DC is a cat in a bowtie.

My dapper cat Henry is ready for New Year’s Eve.

Now on December 26, we look forward to a happy & healthy 2021. Take time to explore nature this winter. I leave you with this winter poem, called “Night.”

Stars over snow,

And in the west a planet

Swinging below a star —

Look for a lovely thing and you will find it,

It is not far —

It never will be far. — Sara Teasdale

 

Christmas in Washington DC

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