Monday, April 5, 2010

Blue Monday: Cherry Blossom Weekend

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The Cherry Blossom Festival was going full-blast in Washington DC this weekend, and this year Mother Nature cooperated amazingly well. Most years, we get massive amounts of rain dumped on us all week, or a huge wind storm appears early in April and blows all the blossoms away. But not this year. The weather was gorgeous all weekend.

We didn't attend any of the festivities this year, but one day last week the hubby took some time out of his busy work day to walk over to the Tidal Basin and check out the blooms. These are a couple of the shots he took with his cell phone camera - it takes really great photos, don't you think? Well, I suppose the photographer had something to do with that, too. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Here's a shot of the cherry blossoms with the Jefferson Memorial in the background. Beautiful blue sky and water.

And this one gives you a bit of an idea of the kinds of crowds he met.


  1. Your photo with the Jefferson Memorial is fabulous! How beautiful and how lucky you are to live close enough to see such a spectacular floral display!
    Blessings, Beth

  2. beautiful snapshots of blues, funny how crowds have on colors you need at the right time,LOL, we recently went to an air show & blue was everywhere!LOL

  3. You may remember that I was raised in DC, so thank you for showing these pictures. I remember walking around the Tidal Basin each year to see those magnificent trees, gifts from Japan. Happy Blue Monday.

  4. Oh, how I love this scenery. We don't live terrible far away....just a couple of hours, but it seems we just don't get to DC that often.

    I love the architecture and the cherry blossoms. Our middle son thinks all of the marble stairs of the Supreme Court Building would be a great place to skateboard. We have, of course, told him otherwise. Maybe its good we don't live any closer. lol

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  5. What a beautiful time of the year for these lovely trees. I hope one day to see them in person. Enjoyed your blog and your visit.

  6. Oooh! that is indeed a beautiful blue sky and the picture with the blossom peaking is very artistic.Thanks for your visit on Blue Monday!

  7. I saw a news story about the cherry blossoms being outstanding this year and from the footage they showed, they were right! I would love to see them -- do they make you sneeze? The photo of the Jefferson Memorial is gorgeous -- you and Michael take such lovely photos that you should publish them -- in a coffee table book -- I would buy it! And yes, his phone camera takes wonderful photos.


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