Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I wanted to show you a little bit of ours with a couple of pictures from this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC! This is one of my favorite times of the year in this area because of all the trees that turn the whole city pink and white as they begin to bloom. We have gone to see the cherry blossoms in the city every year since we’ve lived here, but there is something so enchanting about it, that it just never gets old.
This year we went down to see the cherry blossoms on what we found out was the first day of the peak bloom days. It was an absolutely gorgeous day for it; it was so sunny and warm, which after the long winter we’ve had still feels almost unreal! The Cherry Blossom Festival is always pretty packed with people, apparently attracting about 1.5 million people every year, but I’ve never seen it as crowded as it was this year! The peak bloom coincided with spring break for lots of kids, a hockey game in DC and a lockdown around the Capitol building for a couple hours as we found out later on… suffice it to say, it was REALLY crowded downtown!
We walked around the Tidal Basin area, which I think has the prettiest views of the cherry blossoms. It’s a beautiful walk any time of the year, but seeing the Jefferson Memorial surrounded by the pink trees, the National Monument towering in the background, and the hundreds of fluffy cherry blossom branches leaning over the water is quite breathtaking!
How beautiful are all these cherry blossoms?! In one section of the path around the river, the trees get very low, making you almost have to crouch down as you walk through what looks like a cherry blossom tunnel from a fairytale! Yes, the whole place is crowded with tons of people, everyone trying to get the perfect shot of the blossoms and the beautiful DC architecture, but even that can’t take away from the beauty of this!
It was the perfect spring day.
If you’ve never been in DC during this time of the year, it’s definitely worth a visit! You can read more about the National Cherry Blossom Festival here. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you all have a great week!