since we live so close..
we just had to see the annual
so I thought I would take you along on the adventure..
as you know
a good travelogue is my one weakness..
if we had it to do all over again...
we would have made the trip in to the city
but alas, we could not drag ourselves out of bed that early..
so putting up with
a few other folks did not
seem like such a problem...
after all... we ditched the car in favor of public transport..
and it WAS beautiful...
not only the cherry blossoms, but the day
the absolutely nicest day in 6 months..
so we basked in sunshine and had every intention of walking to the
and spending more time
with the cherry phenomenon
that I have always wanted to see
the sheer amount of them flowering
at one time is just incredible...
more stunning than I can ever impress upon you dear ones..
we were not the only ones who wanted to see them...
in fact, I think all of Washington came out as well as the
tourists from every state and country...
Mr. LDV took the next two pics, because it was so crowded and
I am so little, I could not get this shot..
looking at the Jefferson Memorial
from across the Tidal Basin
you can see the wall of people..
and the blossoms... of course.. grin
so we came..
and we toddled back
to Alexandria... where we stayed
away from the crowds...
if you are claustrophobic, as I am, you
will want to do this early in the morning or on a
in our hotel, we heard later over libations
that the crowd was twice the size
it was last year, which was record breaking..
but on the way back..
I snapped a few more photos..
of spring coloring the
grounds and trees...
which is so joyful...
the colors seem to dance around
after such a long
the Smithsonian above...
and flowers outside a little shop..
a bit early for hydrangeas, but
and though the weather has turned chilly again...
I hope my little adventure has warmed you up a bit...
and I am back to the studio
today to work on April pages,