Last week I shared with you some pictures of the charming houses and streets in Naperville, IL, from my trip two Octobers ago.
But I hope you’re up for a little more fall charm, this time courtesy of Washington DC.
Over the long Columbus Day weekend, my husband and I went with our son, Grant, on a college visit to Catholic University in Washington, DC.
On Sunday night, after the Catholic U Open House, we took the Metro to Dupont Circle, and then walked to the Georgetown area of DC to grab a bite to eat.
The walk took a little longer than necessary because we kept stopping to admire the homes and porches and gardens along the way.
I don’t mind telling you that all that gawking is a little tricky to do while walking on brick sidewalks. Especially for someone like me, who is prone to clumsiness. But the charm alone was worth any potential trips or falls, which thankfully didn’t happen.
The route we chose took us next to Rock Creek Park, which has its own kind of beauty, like this decorative railing with its peeling paint.
All of the foliage along the way was so pretty.
Especially when it was paired with iron fencing, which you see a lot of.
This brick wall with an ivy trellis certainly got our attention.
So did this little courtyard.
But it was the houses, especially the doorways, that I couldn’t get enough of.
Here’s some of what we saw:
I loved the combination of the brick steps, black door with brass hardware, and pots of greenery at this house.
And the columns and doorway and, well, pretty much everything here was so pretty.
The little American flag at this house looked perfect with its blue door.
The greyhounds guarding this door were a fun touch.
And how cute are the tiny pumpkins lining these steps?
The blue color of this door was a surprise among the more traditional blacks, greens, and reds.
The pediment and wreath above this doorway seemed quintessential Georgetown.
So did these neighboring doors in black and red. So classic.
The fall touches on this door and porch made an interesting contrast to the light blue painted brick.
And this house? The shutters? The iron balconies? What’s not to love?
We made our way to M Street – the main drag – in Georgetown and had some appetizers and drinks.
It was dusk, and streetlights and headlights were starting to come on as we were leaving the restaurant. It was that amazing blue hour, as you can see by the sky.
Again, so charming. There are really only so many times someone can use the word charm, aren’t there? I really need to dig out my thesaurus.
I don’t know where Grant will choose to go to school, and DC is a long way from KC which breaks my heart just a little. But visits there would sure be fun.