Going to see the cherry blossoms in DC this year, was an awesome experience. The Sunday afternoon that we were there, the tidal basin was lined with thousands of people taking pictures, walking, smiling, and enjoying gorgeous weather. Yes, it was a little windy (not a very nice thing when you want the blossoms to be still so you can photograph them!), but everything considered, the weather was beautiful and the blossoms at their peak.
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life, like staring at millions of small flowers, that bring the most blessed beauty (#itsthesimplethings).
Parking was most certainly an issue! We drove around (…and around and around!) through the streets trying find a place to park. We ended up about three-quarters of a mile away. The picture above was taken on the way to the tidal basin. And just in case you’re wondering, those aren’t cherry blossoms – it’s a magnolia tree. 😉
The light puffy clouds added a dreamy effect to the scene.
After a long yet mild winter, I have been very happy for the warm spring breezes and sunshine to come. Seriously people, it is the most amazing feeling to realize that winter is done away with for good – especially for a farm girl who has to do chores every morning! 😉 What’s your favorite season?
Yours Truly, trying to look cool. 😉 Never mind the messy hair – it was windy!
(above and below photo credits: my brother Daniel)
By half way around, I was getting tired of walking and nearly tripping into other people. I love to run a mile just about anytime, but walking is a different story! 😉 I normally run on gravel; concrete is just another story.
There is something about lamp posts that always grab my attention. So nostalgic somehow. They add so much character and are a friendly source of light when the evening darkness falls. I love that!
What can be better than sunlight filtering through blossoming trees?
AND, finally it was time to head home. Despite wearing my running shoes, my feet felt like they were going to fall off. I walked in the grass rather than the concrete just about every chance I got! That helped some and I wasn’t sore the next day.
Yup, that’s my first cup of Starbucks coffee. I decided to finally become fully American and take the plunge ( 😀 ). I (REALLY) enjoy coffee but don’t drink it that often. Bob Evans and my Aunt Fern serve the very best coffee. Sorry Starbucks, you’re outdone. It wasn’t as expensive as I expected and it wasn’t as good as I expected either. Sooo, I’d give it a thumbs down. I understand that some people are extremely loyal to Starbucks. Kudos to you. Love what you love!
Everything considered, it was a great day and I definitely enjoyed it. Thanks bro for driving, I would have been incredibly lost without you! GPS is great, but when it doesn’t know where DC is (ahem!), a brother’s brain map is a very important resource.
Happy spring to y’all!