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DC Cherry Blossoms 2017

Hello there, it’s been a while. The cold that was pretty minor that I was basically complimenting turned into a full blown cold that has lasted 3 weeks now… my sister also came home during that time and I haven’t had my computer for a week since it was getting upgraded. But I’m back and I have lots to share! To keep from making this the longest post in blog history, I’m going to share the most recent event since because last night the hubs and I went on a date to DC to see the cherry blossoms. The freak winter storm we had 2 weeks ago killed off about 50% of the blooms according to the NPS but when I was there a week ago, I realized that meant that specific trees were damaged rather than half the blooms on each tree. The show wasn’t as perfect as usual but it was still a fluffy tree wonderland. 

Traffic sucked getting there and took twice as long as it should have, but we were there for the best part of the day and it was surprisingly rather un-crowded for only being one day after official peak bloom. 

We parked in the lots on Hains Point and walked through the FDR Memorial and out to the MLK Memorial before turning around and walking along the Tidal Basin back to the car.

I wish we could have lingered a tad longer because the weather was gorgeous and the sunset had a lovely glow but we couldn’t stay out too late since somebody had work to do before going to bed… However it was a beautiful evening out and I’m already dreaming about the blossoms for next year. 

 

Have you ever been to DC to see the blossoms?

What’s your favorite spring blossoming flower or tree?

 

 

Linking up with Amanda for this post!