Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cherry Blossoms 2012

The Cherry Blossoms have come and gone in DC. I did make it down to the Tidal Basin with some of my noontime running buddies to see them though. (Right: Interesting blossoms on a hundred-year old tree.)

This year the blossoms came incredibly early, bloomed furiously for a few days and then faded quickly. they were so early that the usual crowds were not present, as many of those out-of-towners had planned their trips to DC for a little bit later in the season. (Left: My noontime running buddies.)

There's no better way to see the blooms than to jog around the Tidal Basin. It makes living in DC a wonderful experience. (Right: The Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin.)

1 comment:

A Plain Observer said...

I have to say that the appreciation for spring came in later years for me. I now look forward to the rebirth of nature.
Here too, one day I was running and all around me was blossoming.
What a site. Early, fresh, beautiful