Monday, April 05, 2010

Annual Cherry Blossom Visit

This year's photos were taken from Hains Point, a spit of land separating the Washington Channel and the Anacostia River from the Potomac River. We walked all the way around the 3.2 mile Point after eating breakfast under a cherry tree and waiting for the sun to rise. This is a view of National Airport across the Potomac. How calm it is.

My favorite photo of the day. Sunrise was about 45 minutes earlier. Great light.

The trees on the Point are mostly of one type of cherry. Thus most blossoms were just a day or two past peak. One big wind and they would all blow away. 

Not just cherry trees here. Some gorgeous willows just leafing out. I've got a soft spot for willow trees having grown up with one in our backyard.

By the time we left, there were many people out walking, biking, jogging, fishing, skating. We'd spent three hours out there and even though I'd brought breakfast with us, we stopped in McLean for pancakes (for me) and corned beef hash (for DH.) Lovely, lovely day.

Did a stitch a bit this weekend? Nope. Even though I had good intentions. All these cherry blossoms just make me want to work on Stars even more. 


Kelly said...

You are so lucky to get to see the cherry blosoms!! I got to see them a few years back and they are amazing.

Teresa S. said...

Gorgeous photos!

Natasha said...

What beautiful photos. I love it this time of year in D.C About 9 years ago my DH and I decided to take a weekend trip up to D.C to see the trees in bloom I was so excited and I was in charge of the map reading while he drove LOL we got lost and ended up in some small mountain town in PA

Never did make it LOL Love that willow tree.

Sara Leigh said...

Great pictures! I won't make it to see the cherry blossoms till Wednesday afternoon. Do you think there will be any left? I love willows too for the same reason. We had a great big old one growing beside the mill race that ran behind our house. Beautiful!

Donna said...

@Sara Leigh - We went late last year. There are always some late blooming trees to see.

Anna van Schurman said...

Pancakes and corned beef hash? Sounds like the dude and I ordered!

CraftyGryphon said...

Glad you were able to get out to see them! I haven't been able to go (officially) for years - I found out I was allergic. (And since I live in DC, this is a problem!)

They're so beautiful, though...!!

Anonymous said...

I am so-o-o-o jealous...DC is my favorite place and Cherry Blossoms one of my favorite times of year. Thank you for sharing.