Sunday, April 10, 2011

A cherry blossom spring

Casey has been talking about going to see the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin for weeks. The weather has not been that co-operative but today, the very last day of the cherry blossom festival, at least had no rain in the forecast. I thought it was likely too late to see them this year and I was correct. Above you can see a view looking towards the Jefferson Memorial and below we were looking across the tidal basin towards the Washington Monument and the White House.
As you can see, the blossoms were definitely past their peak.

If you look really closely around the Washington Monument you may be able to see some of the many kites that were in the air as part of the Kite Festival today.

Now this shot (above) shows some lovely cherry trees at peak of bloom in my neighborhood. Ordinarily our trees peak at the same time as the ones at the tidal basin but we were several days (at least a week or more) behind this year.

It almost looks as though my garden has been dusted with confetti as the blossoms start to fall.

This poor pot of ivy is looking very bedraggled after the winter. I have cut it right back to encourage it to new growth and for added insurance I added this new piece of Haitian art I bought a few weeks ago.

My daffodils are very lovely this year.

And finally, this pot of pansies that has sat out all winter long by my front door are putting on a good show.

Tomorrow we are forecast to have an unusually hot day with temperatures in the high 80's so I'm thinking the dogwood trees will burst into bloom then. And I will be out with my camera to record them.


  1. The neighborhood cherries are just perfect - and what a charming little scarecrow you have there! Where did you come across him?

  2. The article is good, but could you include the photos of the ducks on your next posting?


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