Why can’t the blossoms stay longer? I’ve been holding my breath every time the wind blows because I hate to see the petals fly away. Cherry blossom time has come again and much earlier than expected. I wasn’t prepared! While I wasn’t able to see the blossoms in Washington, D.C., like last year, I did venture to a local park that had trees in full bloom. Here are some of my favorite photos. Until next year, cherry blossoms! And thank you for welcoming spring back into our lives. (Though I can do without the pollen.)
I’ve been lucky enough to attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., for the past three years. It truly is a sight to behold, and this year was no different. Through my eyes… On Saturday, it hailed and rained early afternoon before blue skies appeared. Magnolia trees are also in bloom and just as beautiful. They happen to be Margaret’s favorite. The Japanese Stone Lantern was presented in 1954 as a symbol of cultural partnership between Japan and the United States after World War II.
My wonderful friend Margaret, also known as One Woman Farm, came down for a visit this past weekend. Here she is stuffing cherry blossoms in her face. This is not a good idea if you have allergies. We stayed in charming Old Town, Alexandria. Thank you for visiting. I’m already missing you.