Friday, April 10, 2009

Cherry Blossoms, part 2

I can't believe how lucky I was to be in DC right in the peak of the cherry blossom blooming this year.

A very windy day ... those specks in the picture below are blossoms flying past me during a 40 mile per hour wind gust.

These next three include the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin.

T.J. checking out the tourists.

Close-up ...

Blossoms going for a swim.

VERY windy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cherry Blossoms in DC

Finally, blue skies, a good camera and time all converged yesterday. I braved the wind and the crowds and took plenty of pictures of cherry blossoms in Washington DC.

Here are a few of the photos.

These trees add beauty to a boring government building ... almost.

The National Mall ... America's backyard.