The "in-class" part of the course ended on Friday, and yesterday and today I've been visiting my brother Jack and his wife in Manassas. Today we went to the United States Botanic Garden, where, as usual, I was as drawn to the structures as I was to the plants:
I head back to the inferno tomorrow, though, and am quite curious to see how the garden is faring in the heat. I'll report on that, as well as continuing the report on the makeover of the back garden.
To tide you over until that time, here is a closing shot from my brother's front garden this morning, taken with my new camera, which I bought here in VA yesterday, since my old one finally gave up the ghost for good on Thursday: