Tuesday, April 05, 2011

We Love Washington, DC, #14

The weather for the last two weeks has been erratic and mostly cold, rainy and snowy.  But, today was glorious.  We took advantage of the perfect conditions and played hooky from school and work and homework to finally see the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in person.
 We even found a perfect parking space (if you know DC and cherry blossom season, you know what a noteworthy event this is!).
 This view x 2000 trees = heavenly.
 See that blue sky?  The temperatures climbed into the 80s today.
 I took a thousand versions of this shot.
 Taking a break from the crowds and the sun to rest with George Mason who was a founding father and drafter of the Bill of Rights.
 I think the Washington Monument never looks better than when 
framed by cherry blossoms.
  Up close the blossoms looked like millions of puffy, white, 
popped popcorn kernels.
 But, from a distance, they were blushing.
Happy Cherry Blossom Festival 2011

6 comments:

Julie said...

This is my absolute favorite time of year at the Tidal Basin. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Hannah said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Margaret said...

Oh, you are making me miss D.C. It is so beautiful.

Jana and BJ said...

That is so pretty! I think Todd's family and my parents were there the same day! That would have been funny if you ran into them! :-) Jana

Tiana said...

Hey! Elizabeth and I were down there at Hains Point that day. It was GORGEOUS weather. Too bad it didn't stick.

Daniela Swider said...

Stunning indeed. We tried to go this past Sunday and the crowds were insane. There was no parking to be found and we had to give up. I was so bummed out because the cherry blossoms are my favorite too and I was so looking forward to taking family pictures with them as a background but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Or at least not this year...

 

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