Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tidal Basin Cherry Tree Fall

It's hard to believe that it will be freezing with cold winds later this afternoon. Yesterday we thought it was probably the last time we could enjoy the most marvelous fall we have had in DC since we moved here ten years ago from the Midwest. So we took a walk down to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry trees in colors that one typically doesn't think about. But it was breathtaking, and quiet at the same time. Gone were the throngs of the spring cherry blossom visitors; rather, the locals were out and about catching just the right views, scenes, and lighting of the famous landmarks that surround the area. There was the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, and the FDR Memorial. The tidal basin itself created paintings of the surroundings. I don't thing an artist could do a better job. It seems the older one gets, the faster the seasons change. I've always liked the fall, and this one was splendid indeed!

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