Tidal Basin

On Tuesday morning an old friend of mine and I decided to take a break from the ordinary to play tourist in the District of Columbia. We started out with breakfast at Pho 75 in Falls Church for a small bowl of flank steak soup to warm us on such a cold day. We took the subway from Dunn Loring to the District to see a few art galleries and the Cheery Blossoms.

The Yoshino cherry trees were a gift from the Japanese ambassador and his wife in March 1912. These trees are the predominant species in the park and align the northern bank of the Potomac River. During peak season the Tidal Basin looks like fluffy pink and white clouds. It was a beautiful day to get away from the daily grind.

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Cherry Blossoms @ Heath

IMG_1612    IMG_1617The peak blooms for the cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin in the District of Columbia were on Thursday, April 10th, but the buds on our tree at Heath have just started flowering. We are 28 miles from Washington and at a much higher elevation. Located in the western part of Virginia, this makes the soil conditions and climate drastically different from within the city, and causes our cherry blossoms to mature a few weeks later.

IMG_2803Lately, we have notice community members driving up to our home taking pictures of the tree since, they missed the festivities and the Cherry Blossom Parade in the District. A few of the neighbors will actually get out of their cars to ask if they may photograph the blossoms. But, no matter what your vantage may be while taking pictures of this tree, your photographs are surely going to turn out absolutely gorgeous!

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