DC Holiday Scenes
After being cooped up all week, I wanted to walk around the city. I told Henry that I wanted to see some dioramas of small and inspiring scenes. Good thing Henry suggested we walk by Macy’s, because I am in love. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and I love the paper sculptures depicting your own tiny pop-up paper sculptures in your hand made book. Not only are the displays completely made of paper, but they also move.
Look at these scissors! A girl after my own heart. I took a ton of pictures with my iPhone, but I decided I want to go back and video each window. Jason and I have set a lunch date. I can’t wait. Please visit the G Street windows if you are downtown.
Next, I love the boxwood hangings on the gates of The White House. Boxwoods are by far my favorite evergreen. These are simple, lush and lovely. My family will quickly add that I plowed over half of a boxwood in our front yard with a tractor one year. I guess I owe the boxwood family something in my lack of spatial judgment.
Our way back from the Renwick, we ran into a Santa parade. And they kept coming and coming. Along with a few other characters, like the Easter bunny, a jack-o-lantern, and a few snow angels. I wonder what Lucy thought. One elf was conscious enough that Lucy was too young for candy, so we missed out on any candy canes.
I tried to capture Lucy’s picture in front of the giant nutcrackers at Old Ebbitt’s Grill, but you can barely see her head and his, too. It’s been raining here all day and then a cold front is moving through. So I’m glad we went out while we had the chance. We still need to visit other holiday spots. I would love to hear of your favorite places. Union Station might be ideal with this week’s cold temps.