The Red Route
Arlington has many bike routes, one goes around the city. It follows a creek to the south (route) and the Potomac River to the east and north. It is 30km long on rolling terrain and pretty nice, but it is paved nicely for rollerblading and alongside freeways on the portions not following the creek.
Along this route I came across some bamboo stands. I was not expecting this. Looks like they go through and cut the bamboo down regularly.
The bulbs are blooming around town. Since we no longer have house plants to take pictures of..... here are some plants in zoo like situations (not quite natural, but we will pretend). Our Ottawa house plants had to be euthenized, one or two were put up for adoption.