I’m a member of the King Street Gardens Park, pictured here. It’s the first thing one sees as they enter Old Town, Alexandria from the west gateway, along King Street. I see this park almost daily and whenever I’m in my car, which is where I happened to be coming back from the paint store. The park is lovely in the spring but I had never noticed, particularly in the winter, the contrast that the bark of the birch trees made with the background vines, which now fully envelop the topiary structure and create a screen. Maybe it was the time of day, the sun hitting the bark, but I had to walk back and take a picture. This park gets a lot of flack because it’s a controversial public space, but I thought it was truly beautiful.