Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cherry Blossom Madness

It is probably one of the busiest weekends of the year. And also the worst time to go anywhere near the Tidal Basin. The cherry blossoms aren't even out yet, but that does not stop the hoards of visitors from seeing something that isn't even there yet. So we joined the madness this afternoon. But because it was still quite windy, we decided to drive our out of town guests rather than walk. I'm so glad we did. The view was much more enjoyable from the warm car, my husband got to see as much as we did because we were essentially in a parking lot, and we observed that most people were freezing their faces off because they came totally unprepared. That, by the way, doesn't seem to be all that unusual around here, but a source of humor nonetheless. We have out of town guests coming again this weekend. I think I'll just show them the pictures we took today. Or, as a friend of mine suggested, it's really a good idea to view the blossoms at dawn. You can understand why.

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