Along with the first robin of Spring, D.C. has its own little "Hey-Winter-is-over-it's-time-to-break-out-the-sundresses" signal: the blossoming of almost 4,000 Japanese cherry trees.
Since I moved to area, I've made it down to the Tidal Basin each year to take in the blooms and snap a picture or two (or 200). I've also learned a lesson or two about when to visit, namely not on the second weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival. A weeknight stroll is a much better choice.
For those of you from out of town, this weekend in D.C. the tourist hoards descended upon our fair capital. In the millions.
Friday night was a bit blustery with a bit of wind and some overcast, but nothing too terrible. Anyway, here are a couple from my 2009 Cherry Blossom album. Enjoy.
Some of the prettiest blossoms hang right down over the
paths and into the water.
Sunset over the Tidal Basin.
When the wind blows, and it was blowing Friday,
it's almost like standing in a sweet smelling blizzard.
A few clouds can't take away from the view.
Finding a break in the clouds, the sun peeked out
for one last shot before hiding in Rosslyn.