Hi friends. Today's bento featured lemony salmon salad on a toasted whole grain toast heart, a golden beet "sandwich" with herbed goat cheese, spicy oregano from the garden, romaine, sprouts, grapefruit and a bright yellow Indian sweet. The tiny yellow flower appeared this year next to the clematis vine--cute, no?
I wanted to share the sights of yesterday's lovely walk though Old Town Alexandria with you. Many examples of 18th century neoclassical architecture ornament this city:
One of my favorite places in Old Town is Historic Christ Church. The church and its flower-rich garden is a place of great serenity, one of those special spaces that vibrate with peace and grace. George Washington worshiped here, back in the day:
The church yard is lovingly tended and dotted with the resting places of Alexandrians from centuries past.
Amid the calming green foliage, I found radiant flowers, including this iris:
And a magnificent flowering tree with blossoms in citrusy, tropical colors:
And roses that amazed me!
A flourishing "Peace" rose with enormous blooms:
Angelic headstone detail:
This rose variety featured multiple colors on one bush and leaves in green and what looked like cream silk: