Monday, March 28, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

It's that time of year again! This is our 10th year going into DC to see the cherry blossoms. Our favorite place to start is at the Smithsonian Castle. There you can see, not cherry, but magnolia blossoms. They are stunning!
There is also a beautiful weeping cherry tree in a little side garden there.
Our other favorite spot is the FDR memorial. It is right off the tidal basin and another beautiful place to see the cherry blossoms. It was a beautiful day.
Our thought and hearts go out to the Japanese people who are suffering so much right now. These trees were a gift of goodwill and friendship from Japan. They are a beautiful symbol of peace and new beginnings. I wish both for the people of Japan.

2 comments:

Melynda said...

So beautiful. I hope we can make it up there sometime to see the Cherry blossoms. I can't wait until my magnolia blooms. Should be within the month.

Marge said...

thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures - I love the shot of you and Clay.