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Cherry Blossom Festival


It never gets old - walking beneath the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, like riding under the planes roaring into and out of National Airport. There's a reason generations of Japanese poets spent their lives writing about the fleeting brilliance and exquisite beauty of the cherry tree. They really are stunning, especially viewed en masse.

I've gone into the city several times this week: with Kent as the sun fell, with Tobias for a picnic and paddle boat ride, by myself on my bike. They'll only look like this for a week and I'm trying to wring as much serenity from them as I can. We're hoping to take all of the kids there again this weekend but it looks like rain and thunderstorms might thwart our plans.

In case the rain keeps you away too, a few photos:

Happy Festival, folks!

Reader Comments (2)

Frolicking through the blossoms with his shoe in his hand. Priceless!

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBuenoBaby

He was running so hard he ran right out of his shoe. He hopped all the way back to the picnic blanket, because it was wet, and I snapped a series of shots. The last one is hilarious because his face is all wound up and angry.

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDana

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