I’ve been wanting to visit Washington, DC at peak bloom for the cherry blossoms for years. I even had a recurring alert in my calendar to tell me to look into going every year. But the end of March and beginning of April is my busiest time of year for weddings so I never could visit the cherry blossoms during peak bloom. Chris and I even talked about making a super quick run up and back with only 2 days. But we decided that would be too hectic. And now here we are – living in Washington, DC!
I had a few weddings and was really exhausted and wanted to catch up on sleep. But I knew peak bloom was here and decided to get up really early last week and head down to the Tidal Basin at sunrise. Chris didn’t want to get up that early but once I was up he decided he would go ahead and get up, too.
Here are some of my favorite photos taken with my little Canon G10. I rarely use this little point and shoot anymore but I decided to get it out and dust it off. What a great little lightweight camera!
It is funny – our allergies have been going nuts. I really don’t have allergy problems but Chris does. I knew it was bad when MY eyes were watering and my nose was running! I thought maybe the cherry blossom buds were to blame. Look at that pollen:
But it turns out that cherry blossoms really don’t cause allergies. They just happen to be blooming when other trees that are known allergens are producing lots of pollen!
The floral library near the Tidal Basin isn’t in full bloom yet. It still has a few more weeks to go for those bulbs. But here are a few early blooming tulips: