DC Cherry Blossoms // Favorite Things

Cherry Blossoms

Spring in the DC area is an explosion of blossoms, colors, sights and smells. I’m fortunate that my allergies are pretty minimal, so I can appreciate the cherry blossoms, magnolias, flowering dogwoods, etc. wholeheartedly.

DC, especially the Tidal Basin, is known for it’s stunning annual Cherry Blossom Festival, featuring the trees gifted to the nation’s capital by the Japanese government in 1912. This year, due to unseasonable cold and hot weather, the peak date that originally was set for March 26 was changed to this week.  The kids and I went downtown last Friday, but there were only a handful of trees in bloom.  I was a little sad, because it was our only time to make it to the Festival. Instead, I’ve appreciated the impressive display of blossoms in our neighborhood. My daughter and I went on two bike + trailer rides (still working on rehabbing my leg) this week, and it’s a nice reminder that sometimes, you can find what you are looking for in your own backyard. I need to remember that more often.

Previous Cherry Blossom posts here and here
Love Sarah’s Magnolia shots here

Note: The winner of the free month of the Threadbias Design Tool is Julie De Pauw! thanks, everyone!


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  1. Sarah
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the shout-out. This has felt like the spring that would never come. And then suddenly it was 90 degrees. I wish these blossoms stuck around for longer than five minutes. But I guess it makes us appreciate them that much more.

  2. Posted April 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I was in your neck of the woods last weekend running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler – quite sad that the blosssoms weren’t quite ready. It was still a gorgeous weekend though. I hope that your leg gets better soon – planning on any triathlons this year? I’m considering a fall 1/2 Ironman – eep!

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