Pretty Flowers

Yesterday — which ever so conveniently aligned with my planned birthday off from work — was the first day of the peak blooming period for DC’s famous cherry blossoms. The cold weather had kept them at bay much longer than expected, but once they decided to appear… Whoa. I don’t know if I’ve never made it down to the Tidal Basin right at peak before, or whether this year’s crop is better than usual, but I’ll admit I was impressed.

Here are a few pictures from my stroll:

A closeup of the cherry blossoms.
A closeup of the cherry blossoms.
The Jefferson Memorial framed by cherry blossoms.
The Jefferson Memorial framed by cherry blossoms.
I'm not sure MLK approves of the crowds...
I’m not sure MLK approves of the crowds…
A panorama of the Tidal Basin, taken from near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. (Click to enlarge)
A panorama of the Tidal Basin, taken from near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. (Click to enlarge)

And as if that was not enough floral beauty for one birthday, I got into work today and found a huge box of gorgeous flowers from my nephews. I’m such a lucky auntie!

The beautiful gerber daisies that were waiting for me at the office this morning.
The beautiful Gerber daisies that were waiting for me at the office this morning.
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3 thoughts on “Pretty Flowers

  1. maryann April 11, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Reminds me we are way overdue for a DC trip.

  2. Mom April 11, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    Great photos — blossoms are so lush! Thanks for sharing your beautiful birthday!

  3. lsurrett2 April 12, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    I absolutely love cherry blossoms! Wonderful pics.

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