Spring Equinox

Equinox: occurs twice a year, when the plane of Earth's equator passes the center of the Sun. At this time the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. Basically... It's the first day of SPRING!

The day started out dreary.

Foggy morning

But I managed to find some sprouts on my way to work! spring selfie

Then, to my surprise a fire drill forced our office out of the building. It's a tradition (happening twice justifies calling it a tradition right?) to spend our fire drill time in the U.S. Botanic Gardens - so off we went as soon as we safely left the building.

We found the Orchid Symphony exhibit in full bloom. I've been meaning to go, so this was fantastic. Here are some pictures from the exhibit!

BG yellow tall BG pink flower BG row of flowers BG yellow flowers BG kumquats BG view BG row of flowers BG flowers BG close flower US BG horn BG harp IMG_4816

If you're in the DC area, you should make your way to the Orchid Symphony at the U.S. Botanic Garden before it ends! It's great way to celebrate the coming of spring (don't even think about that predicted snow next week).

It's also a great warm up for the beloved CHERRY BLOSSOMS!