They say that moments of awe will increase your life expectancy by years. If this is true, then our visit to the Washington DC cherry blossoms in 2019 added about a decade and a half to my life!
I will admit, I am easy to please. I seek joy & embrace it wholly. But it is not often that I am left speechless. Seeing the Tidal Basin enrobed with pink blooms left me awestruck. Walking among the blooming trees felt like something out of a fairytale. It was like walking under clusters of cotton candy.
These trees range from just a few feet to twenty+ feet. Their color ranges from white to bright pink (think Pepto Bismol pink!) and they range from loosely clustered to very dense.
There is only one other point in our family history, about ten years ago, when we were able to catch the cherry blossoms. They are a fickle bloom but well worth the watch and last minute planning to see. It can be difficult to get amazing images due to the number of people that will also be there. I found that any time I found a good spot, others would flock there. I guess the “big camera” tipped visitors off that I knew a thing or two!
We were planning on going to see them again this year, but COVID-19 had other plans. So, today I am reliving all the bliss I felt about a year ago in sharing these images with you!
No trip to the cherry blossoms (or DC for that matter) would be complete with out stopping at our favorite spots! The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial.