01 April 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival

Yesterday Will & I went into the District for a couple of hours to do a little sightseeing. The Cherry trees are so beautiful! I'm hoping we'll get a chance to go back this weekend so I can take some more pictures. The weather yesterday was amazing. It was only about 60 degrees which was both warm and cool enough. And it wasn't windy and it wasn't too crowded. We walked around the Tidal Basin and saw the Jefferson Memorial up close & personal for the first time. I had such a great day, despite the asthma attack close to the end of our outing, and I wish we could've stayed down there longer. Here are some pictures of all the blooming trees & shrubs!

A Magnolia tree:

Saucer Magnolia


The Washington Monument

Washington Monument


Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom

New Growth


Emily said...

SO... I am very jealous that Spring is there ~ we are in the midst of snowstorm after snowstorm.... but at least it doesn't last. I am LONGING for Spring and the beautiful flowers to come up!! I miss cherry blossoms. We don't have those here. :( Have a glorious spring day today!

Anonymous said...

Spectacular pictures (and looks like a better day than the one a few days ago!) Barbara

Swampgirl said...

Thanks! I've always wanted to see the chery blossoms in person, but this is a good substitute!

Aleta said...

What beautiful pictures! It makes me nostalgic for the days, many many years ago, when I lived in D.C. and went to this festival as well as many others. There's always something going on there! Now you don't even have to drive in the city; you can hop on the subway and go down. Spring has definitely sprung there! Thanks for sharing

Sonya said...

Great Photos! So pretty and such a good reminder that spring WILL come:) We have a snow storm moving in the weekend. In April. Geeeeez.

Jennifer said...

That is awesome! Very pretty! We went to Washington DC a couple months ago for the first time and I fell in love! :) I told my hubby we should move nearby, and he said no. :(