Went over to National Arboretum. Well worth it. They had an exhibition on lawns and were testing various sorts of grass. That is my first picture. Next is an example of field and trees, also at the Arboretum. The last two photos are from the Botanical Gardens. There are lots of nice places to sit and read, listen to audio-books or just listen in general.
Washington has an extraordinary number of things you can do for free. On the one hand, I am happy that I can find such solitude in public places. On the other hand, it is sad that so few people take advantage of what is so freely and easily available.
You really do not need your own back yard when you can use your Uncle Sam’s.