Spring in DC

Posted on | April 6, 2010 | 10 Comments

Sorry for the drive by posting, but I wanted to mention that Maurizio joined me in Virginia this weekend (rather than me returning home to him) and we went to the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. As warned, it was super crowded (even the lines to buy metrocards were long!); but totally worth it. The weather was pleasant and accomodating, the trees were in full flower and thanks to my aunt, who’s lived in the area for the past ten years, no one got lost.

Some photos from the day:


The Jefferson Memorial hiding behind the heavy branches of a cherry blossom tree:

And I particularly loved the darkness of the tree trunk against the pale pink of the flowers in this shot:


10 Responses to “Spring in DC”

  1. Agnes Wong
    April 7th, 2010 @ 2:02 am

    I like your pictures! I don’t know that you can find beautiful cherry blossoms in Virignia. It’s fantastic!

  2. Cassandra
    April 7th, 2010 @ 4:20 am

    Oh, beautiful photos! I’ve never seen the cherry blossoms in DC but would love to go. Thanks for sharing!

  3. carrie
    April 7th, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    Looks like a feast for the eyes! That tree trunk is unreal. Gorgeous. :)

  4. Kristen
    April 7th, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Thanks for posting photos of ACTUAL cherry blossoms! I work near the White House and often eat lunch in the park across the street, and I can’t tell you how many tourists I’ve seen taking photos of the magnolia trees there, believing them to be the famous cherry blossoms. ;)

  5. Julie
    April 7th, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    wow, gorgeous photos! those blossoms are So lovely.

  6. Diana
    April 7th, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Love the last shot!

  7. karen
    April 7th, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    And the leaves on the cherry tree outside my kitchen door are just turning lacy ready to fall – here in Tasmania where winter would be on its way if not for global warming! Washington looks stunning with that lovely spring sky :-)

  8. Suma
    April 8th, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Beautiful! I used to live in the area and remember going to see the cherry blossoms when I was young.

  9. Gail
    April 8th, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    If you make it back to NY/NJ try Branch Brook Park on the edge of Newark – it has Chery Trees to rival Washington. I think the Star Ledger recently had a piece detailing the different type of cherry trees there and the story of how the were planted.

  10. Jean
    April 8th, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I fell in love with cherry blossoms when I lived in Japan during college. What fun!

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