Welcome to the White House! It was open this past weekend to the public, and they did a great job of welcoming us - and providing sunshine and balmy temperatures. Below, the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, with the East Wing in the background. Lots of mum and salvia blooms provided color for mid-October.
Below, the Rose Garden with the West Wing in the background. This was as close as the public was allowed - due to bottlenecks in these interior gardens, a guard told me. That was the only disappointment in an otherwise perfect event.
Below, at the other end of the Rose Garden is the patio where the now-famous "Beer Summit" took place.
Next, Michelle Obama's famous Kitchen Garden looked healthy and productive.
And these close-ups in the kitchen garden reveal the very productive beehive (over 100 pounds per year).
Below, imagine having this view from your back door? The building in the center is the Jefferson Memorial.
Finally, a detail of the Children's Garden, sporting more mums and salvias.
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