Stella the Lotus Flower

After 9 years in DC, we are still finding fun things to do. The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are well worth a visit and serve as another reminder of how easy it is to enjoy nature within the city limits. We took Stella over there on a surprisingly mild summer day to walk around the expansive marshland, admire the lily pads, and sniff out some wildlife. She wasted no time making herself at home- rolling around in the mud and sporting … Continue reading

Stella Visits the Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom season really is one of the most beautiful times of year to enjoy DC. Stella and I went for an early morning (for us!) jog down to the Tidal Basin where the most flowers bloom to take in the pink, fragrant blossoms. We had so much fun together. Each breeze showered us with tiny petals that landed lightly on Stella’s fur. She looked so pretty, and she curiously examined the petals floating in the water. Stella was really … Continue reading

Stella Hikes DC

For an urban area, DC has a lot of great hiking and natural areas. There are lots of parks within walking distance, some running throughout a large portion of the city with really beautiful vistas. We took Stella for a weekend walk around Roosevelt Island, an island park in the middle of the Potomac River. The hiking is largely flat, and the trails and paths are generally clear and well-maintained. Whenever we let Stella lead the way, however, her mountain … Continue reading