Usually, around mid-March, I begin dreaming of the coming cherry blossoms of springtime. It’s probably because if I don’t dream of such springtime-like things, I will go insane and suffocate from the snow and die freezing in a boring world of white and cold. Dramatic, I know.
This year, I wanted so badly to pull off a trip to DC to see the cherry blossoms in bloom on the Tidal Basin. I made it to Washington DC a few years ago after an impulse trip to Baltimore for the night and spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon taking photos of the blossoms from every angle imaginable. All the trees were in bloom and I was a happy camper, indeed (although I’m thinking it wasn’t in fact peak when I was there because OMGosh were there 47856159615231023 bazillion people there this year and it wasn’t like that AT ALL a few years ago !)
I had the chance to go this year and it was beautiful, although SUPER MEGA HOLY COW crowded. We had an amazing time and I’m glad we went ! JG and I stayed with my Aunt Peggy and Pete, who were amazing hosts. I was so happy to be able to visit and spend time with them 🙂 They showed us around the festival and then we went exploring some of the other monuments. All in all, it was a perfect weekend spent with perfect company 🙂
I have to say that I think this photograph above is one of my favorite photographs I’ve ever taken. 🙂
All I can say is … there’s more images to come 🙂 These were a few of my favorite close up shots.
On a side note, I was SO SO SO bummed that I forgot to bring my Tamron 60mm Macro lens. It had just been repaired, cleaned and calibrated too 😦