Tagged with Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

Travel Theme: Pink

Travel Theme: Pink

It is almost time. It may snow next week, but — no matter. The trees are waking up, the earth sighs with its first blooms, the birds are looking for mates. Spring is about to burst. And in DC, spring means Pink, like Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, the pink of the cherry blossoms. My … Continue reading

Cee’s Photo Challenge: Two’s Company

Cee’s Photo Challenge: Two’s Company

Cee’s photo challenge is Two. Here are mine: 1. A mountain and its reflection in the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, in winter 2. Two benches, shrouded in cherry petals along the Tidal Basin, last spring 3. Two fully open lotus flowers at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in summer 4. Bison, resting on Antelope Island in the Great … Continue reading

Farewell, Cherry Blossoms

Farewell, Cherry Blossoms

They budded, they bloomed, they floated to the ground. Here’s what the Tidal Basin looks like covered in a snowfall of petals, a charming farewell. More about cherry blossoms:  Waiting for Cherry Blossoms The Cherry Blossoms in DC Wisteria season (late April): Dumbarton Oaks: That “Chambered Nautilus of Gardens” Waterlilies and lotus blooms (June/July): Water … Continue reading

The Cherry Blossoms in DC

The Cherry Blossoms in DC

Life is short like the three-day glory of the cherry blossom  These are the glory days. There are over 3,700 cherry trees around DC’s Tidal Basin. Most of them are Yoshino cherries (Prunus x yedoensis), renown for their tangles of single, white flowers, each one a simple star of five petals. On peak bloom dates, … Continue reading

Waiting for Cherry Blossoms

Waiting for Cherry Blossoms

Thwarted! Our excellent Sunday plan was to wake up early and greet the sunrise at the Tidal Basin, followed by a “walk in the clouds,” an early-bird stroll among DC’s famous Yoshino cherry trees, all abloom. We came, the Sun lazily obliged–but the cherry trees? After days of delay, they are still taking a rain … Continue reading

Travel Theme: Multiples

Travel Theme: Multiples

I loved the whirlwind of color, movement, and imagination stirred up by this week’s travel theme challenge from Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack: Multiples. There are so many great responses. I’d like to add mine to the chorus. My swarms, rows, and badelynges of multiples are grouped by season and month when I encountered them. 1. Winter  2. … Continue reading