Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring has Sprung

WASHINGTON, D.C. - I've been a big-time slacker at blogging lately, but I make no apologies.  This winter never really made its full debut, so I've been soaking up the ideal weather conditions and enjoying the outdoors. Needless to say, Spring started early around here.

Last week, while I was on my way home from work, I snapped this photo.  The cherry blossoms were  at their peak when they normally would just be starting to bloom. I could stare at them all day if I didn't have to be responsible.  It's images like this that make it my favorite time of year on the East Coast.

This morning I did the unthinkable in my book, and got up early. A friend and I decided to beat the crowds, so we could take pictures of the majestically blooming Japanese Cherry trees bordering the Tidal Basin. However, when we got there we discovered that the peak blooms had already made their exit.  This weekend's chilly, strong winds had blown most of the blossoms off, and the bright pink and white flowers looked more like autumn colored leaves.  It was kind of a bummer.  But, since it is a rare occasion to find me up early, we made the best of it and had fun taking pictures anyway... 



If only cherry trees bloomed year-round, I'd be getting up early a lot more often.

5 comments:

Brittany said...

Well, when you come here this weekend all the flowers are in full bloom.

I don't know why that photo of you on the bench makes me laugh.

AJ Candrian said...

Maybe it makes you laugh because it looks like my pants are pulled up too high. :)

Amy Lovell said...

Cheery blossoms are my favorite, and the one time I feel very envious of everyone who lives back there. Way to get up early...I did that today, too, and as much as I wanted to despise it, it was kind of nice. But that doesn't change my mind that I still hate getting up before 8!

The Hargretts said...

I so wish we were there last year around cherry blossom peak... we missed it by like one or two weeks of the festival. Oh well. So beautiful, we're trying to find another time to go back there. Hope you're doing well! Miss you.

Joy said...

I like the helicopter in the one photo & the close-up of the blossom. Post more photos of the things you think are beautiful while you're in DC. I like when you share!