Magnolia mess

Photo / Apr. 9, 2011

Remember those tulip trees from last month? Well turns out they are not tulip trees, but Japanese magnolia or, more likely, saucer magnolia trees (a sturdier hybrid of Japanese magnolia and another tree.) Either way they’re trés beau when in bloom. That was a week ago — now comes the part when they make a huge mess and get tromped into goo on the sidewalks.

Happy Saint Patrick’s day

Photo / Mar. 17, 2011

In honor of the Irish holy day of binge drinking, the White House staff has turned the fountain on the Pennsylvania Ave. side green!