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