Monday, May 10, 2010
As this day drew to an end and the sun was beginning to set, the cold was too beginning to set in on us. In front of the White House is the National Christmas Tree along with trees to represent all of the states, plus the territories.
I loved the trees around the White House. I could imagine the children and families that have lived there playing in the trees, running around the lawn and playing on the hills. It occurred to me that the loss of reverence and privacy of the President's family in the era in which we live, that innocence of climbing on those trees, playing hide and seek and whatnot are lost. Nonetheless, I thought these trees beautiful.
Here's the infamous White House Garden. Being very late December, it was covered.
We surveyed all of the state trees and found the Oklahoma tree to have Origami figures in glass balls.