Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Cherry Blossom Festival, Part II

The Blooms!!

The Washington Monument

 
The canopy view!!

 
The Jefferson Memorial

 
Last year when we went the blooms were white,
this year they were a soft, beautiful pink!!

 
The happy hubs!!

 
Happy me...it was still early in the day!!

 
This was probably my favorite view.

 
This is my favorite picture.

 
This one also.

 
I really love these little clusters, growing out of the tree trunks!!

 
A few of the trees were this darker pink.

 

This brings us to about noon on Friday.
This is right about where I stopped smiling. 
Not really, but kinda really!!
I am going to invent my own D.C. Tour,
golf carts with canopies and air conditioning,
now that's a tour I'd be interested in!! 

 

30 comments:

  1. oh, but at least you brought us these gorgeous blooms, first before you pooped out! i could almost smell 'em!

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  2. Must be the perfect time to visit Washington as your pictures are absolutely gorgeous.....Don't feel bad everybody gets very tired on these kinds of trips where there's lots of walking....

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  3. Beautiful pictures Debbie. It looks amazing there.

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  4. These are amazing ~ I think what strikes me is just how many of these trees are collected in one spot. We all see one or two of them flowering here and there on a lawn or two. BUT, this collection of these trees in such a beautiful city is stunning! The little "clumps" growing out of the trunks of the trees are super cool!!

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  5. Beautiful photos.

    Yes, I can imagine, the weather was a weeeee bit tooooooo warm. -sigh-

    "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
    ~Coco Chanel

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  6. Beautiful pictures Debbie! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Fantastic vieuws. I think when I was overthere I did not want to leave this place. What a colorexplosion.
    have a nice day
    marijke

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  8. I'm now a fan of the the word 'Wow' but it was my first reaction thought.
    Your photos are gorgeous, Debbie.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty.. and for your kind comment.

    be well n happy,
    Pam :)

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  9. Beautiful pics- I love the canopy view! I bet y'all had a great time!

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! I love the Jefferson Memorial and that shot of the Memorial framed in the blossoms is just fantastic! I hear you about wanting the golf cart tour. Don't blame you.

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  11. Debbie, these shots are so pretty, every one of them. Such a lovely blossom.
    The heat always makes me exhausted and a tiny bit cranky - so I totally understand how you felt. Thanks for sharing your lovely piccies.

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  12. Debbie, these shots are so pretty, every one of them. Such a lovely blossom.
    The heat always makes me exhausted and a tiny bit cranky - so I totally understand how you felt. Thanks for sharing your lovely piccies.

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  13. HI Debbie...these are just amazingly gorgeous...
    I love the one you had for the Rural Journal and the two below, little bouquet all there own!!
    Maybe the hubby could haul you around in a red wagon next time ; }
    Grace
    Ps sorry to hear about "no brother" and your welcome on the tulip thing hahahaha!!

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  14. Beautiful photos of the cherry blossoms. There is such a range of color from that dark pink to nearly white - just lovely!

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  15. I'd like to be the first customer to sign up for your tour! Perfect!

    These photos are gorgeous. I love them all but the canopy shot stole my heart. It all looks so romantic!

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  16. I love your favorite view and I think it is mine too. I think of all the history there and all our freedoms that are so dear to us. Sandie

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  17. Wspaniałe zdjęcia kwitnących drzew i Was wśród nich. Pozdrawiam.**** For great shots of flowering trees and you among them. Yours

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  18. Beautiful flowers and excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. There are not enough superlatives to describe these photographs! Your favorite is most definitely my favorite. Amazing framing in that one.
    Beautifully done Debbie!

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  20. Debbie, lovely shots of the Cherry Blossoms. It is a lot of walking around the Cherry Blossom festival. I remember being there last year, it was so crowded and hot. It is a fun time though, the trees are gorgeous. I hope you had a great weekend.

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  21. The canopy view is my favorite. But the clusters picture is gorgeous. Your pictures are stunning.
    You and the hubs seem so happy.
    TFS. ANA

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  22. Oh wow!!! These are GORGEOUS. WOW!!! I love every one of them.

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  23. Thanks for the glorious tour Debbie!

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  24. So glad you got to see those cherry blossoms. We were there a couple of weekends ago with my in-law's. They hadn't quite reached their peak but were still beautiful. Great shots!

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  25. Beautiful shots of the flowers. Looks like you're having a good trip.

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  26. Oh wow, you really got some great shots! I love the darker pink blossoms :)

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  27. I can just see these pictures someday in a picture book. I loved the photos and they are magazine or book worthy. We have been blessed to go to Washington DC three times and I loved that area. This is how non smart I am. On the first trip I thought the Smithsoniann Institude was just one building. I soon found such a wonderful avenue of learning as I went through as many of the buildings as I had time for. Thanks for some memories today and the beautiful pictures and especially of your hubby and you.

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  28. These are so beautiful, Debbie. I think this must be the best time to visit DC :)

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  29. They are so beautiful and you've done a wonderful job bringing them to us who can't be there.

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  30. Hmmm....I wonder if we were standing just feet away from one another while taking Cherry Blossom photos?

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