(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Cherry blossoms in D.C.

Though we go to see Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms every March, this year is especially notable: it’s the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the trees. Tourists packed the bloom-laden sidewalks as we wrapped around the Tidal Basin, dodging a few stray raindrops and enjoying the newly-unveiled Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

It’s really lovely there – magical. Since we had such a mild winter and early spring in D.C., I’m relieved we made it down to see them! Was thinking it was a little touch-and-go, schedule-wise. If you’ve never been or dream of seeing the city, make sure you go in March. Before it’s 100 degrees. Before the humidity clogs your throat, your nose. While it’s still lovely and fresh. That’s the Washington I like best.

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A simple request: If you have a moment, my mom — a very talented photographer herself — has a photo currently up for the People’s Choice Award in a FotoDC cherry blossom contest! Would you consider voting for her? It just takes a second, and you won’t get spammed. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

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24 responses to “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Cherry blossoms in D.C.

  1. Wonderful pictures!

  2. I really love the pictures. They definitely capture the subtle beauty of the cherry blossom. I haven’t been to D.C. in awhile, but I was thinking about going to see the cherry blossoms in bloom at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

  3. A Modern Girl

    Beautiful photos!

  4. Beautiful photos! That first one I love looking at because it takes you a minute to notice that you’re at the Capitol. The third shot is absolutely stunning (it’s like a photo you would see on an iMac to demonstrate the resolution quality of the screen.) It makes me wish I could play hooky at work for a couple days and travel down to D.C. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy WW and a wonderful Spring!

  5. Lovely photos. The trees are gorgeous, and I’m sure even better in person. We have to wait a little while longer for blossoms here but spring seems to be about two weeks ahead of normal this year.

  6. cafeaulait67

    Beautiful captures.

  7. Beth F

    Love that you captured some of the monuments. We have apricots blooming but the apples and cherries aren’t in flower yet.

  8. Great pictures! I am hoping to go see them tonight or tomorrow, it was the first thing we did when we moved here and has become a very fun tradition!

  9. I’ve always wanted to see it. Sounds wonderful!

  10. I love cherry blossoms. Beautiful pictures.

  11. Hooray, I’ve been waiting for your cherry blossom shots! Beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous shots! The cherry blossoms are so pretty!
    Loved your mom’s shot, too! Very pretty. Good luck!

  13. Gorgeous photos! We had a tree like that in our backyard when I was growing up and our whole neighborhood cried when it was struck by lightening. I’m going to vote for your mom now.

  14. Gorgeous. I love the perspective on these shots.

  15. So so gorgeous! And I can see how the Bradford Pears could be confused for Cherry Blossoms. I do love the subtle pink in the blooms, though–something that the Bradford Pears lacks.

    Great picture of you and Spencer. Saw on twitter it’s a two year day for you today. Congrats. ;)

  16. How pretty. I’ve never gotten to see the cherry blossoms. Maybe one of these springs.

  17. Now if that doesn’t look like spring, what does?!

  18. I love cherry blossoms, there’s just something about them that is “magical”. :D Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog, greatly appreciated!

  19. kay

    What a beautiful sight! I’m hoping I’ll get to visit at this time of the year one day. Your pictures are more gorgeous every year, I absolutely love these shots and the tones!

  20. Meg, these pictures are fabulous, as usual! I must see this in person one year!!

  21. Absolutely beautiful pictures! I never have been to D.C., but I would definitely pick the springtime to visit! Thank you for sharing!

  22. annisupertramp

    very beautiful pictures :) greetings from the Netherlands.