Friday, April 2, 2010

Cherry Blossom Special

We just arrived back home after spending six fantabulous days in Washington, D.C. ! We were there at the beginning of the Cherry Blossom Festival which was an event I have always wanted to attend. Over three thousand cherry trees surround the Tidal Basin area. The trees were given to the U.S.A. in 1912 from the city of Tokyo to celebrate the friendship between Japan and the United States. In 1915, the United States gave Japan flowering dogwood trees as a gift. The trees weren't quite at peak when we were there but it didn't matter. They were beautiful and I truly appreciated being able to soak up all of this beauty. Enjoy.










13 comments:

Natalie said...

So gorgeous, glad you had fun. :)
Don't go shooting any Bunnies over Easter will you, Deb?xx♥

Brian Miller said...

wonderful pics...we are going to DC next weekend for a couple days...cant wait. love when the wind blows and creates a snow storm of petals...

have a wonderful easter weekend!

Akelamalu said...

Lovely photos and OH that blossom - so good to see. :)

Welcome back.

R.J. said...

Fantastic photos. I have to put the cherry blossom festival on my bucket list. D.C. is a fun place to visit any time of the year.

Kim Mailhot said...

So beautiful, aren't they ? David and I made the trip through DC to Virginia two years ago right in prime blossoming time - magical !

Love me a dogwood too - beautiful in every season.
Enjoy the spring flings !

imbeingheldhostage said...

I only wish smell-o-vision had been invented to go with these photos! Lovely. I am so jealous. Glad you had a good time.

Lori ann said...

oh how beautiful, what a lovely trip. i just got some photos of pear blossoms that i'm posting today! gorgeous post Deb.

Marg said...

Sound like you had a wonderful time...I love your shots.
Isn't it fun to share with everyone?

Lauren said...

Absolutely beautiful Debbie. Washington DC in the spring was just added to my "must see before I die" list. Lovely!!!

Maggie May said...

I just LOVE the blossom in your photos. Magnificent.
I have an old school friend who lives in Washington DC.
Have a happy Easter. Maggie X

Nuts in May

Elaine said...

Beautiful pictures. I LOVE cherry blossom. Have a wonderful, happy Easter. x

pink dogwood said...

we just went there on Monday - didn't realize you were coming this way. I guess I haven't been around the blogosphere too much because of the spring break.

SandyCarlson said...

These are really gorgeous. Nothing like DC this time of year. Happy weekend, my friend.

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