Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cherry Blossoms In Washington DC

We are lucky to live so close to our Nation's capitol!  With multiple Smithsonian Museums minutes away (unless there is traffic), we are able to see first hand the history of our world.  It cracked me up on Sunday when my brilliant daughter, Sommer, kept saying that nothing could be real in these museums.  She insists everything has been recreated for our enjoyment.  She said about a 1700's gunboat in the American History Museum, "No way, that is the actual boat!  Who saves those?"  And when checking out the dresses of our First Ladies she said, "Why would Mrs. Obama put her dress in here? Now she can't wear it!"

Each spring, we have the opportunity to head to the Tidal Basin (with millions of other people), to see the Cherry Blossoms.  It is an amazing site, hundreds of trees lining the basin, springing forth radiant pink and white blossoms.

After circling the city for 45 minutes trying to find a place to park, racing other cars for the few we did find (and lost the race multiple times), we finally parked.  Walking toward the National Monument with the sprawling lawn leading to the Capitol is always an amazing site.

Although many of us have one or two cherry blossom trees blooming in our own backyard, we come together, to see the beauty that is created when hundreds of trees showcase their flowers at one time.  I love how nature can do that and even more so, how it brings people together from around the world. Rather amazing, such a simple thing, such as at tree, can unite so many.

It was a beautiful day.

1 comment:

Trisha said...

I have loved reading all of your blog entries. I need to be better! This is on my "bucket list." I want to see the Cherry blossoms one year. SO beautiful!