Washington DC has the most exuberant spring. Every bush, shrub, tree is covered with blossoms. And the cherry blossoms by the tidal pool in DC are the most famous.
But the one problem with all these great flowers are the TOURISTS that descend on our city and who clog the whole place.
This year we decided to view the blossoms at sunset, hoping to avoid the hugh crowds that are at the tidal basin.
The flowers are remarkably delicate. The colors are very subtle, they are almost white with a tiny touch of pink. I need to take many photos until I finally get a shot that shows the soft colors. This drives my dear spouse crazy but he has learned to be patient!
The sunset illuminates the blossoms:
It is a beautiful sight. Come visit DC at cherry blossom time, but try to avoid the prime tourist times; early morning or late afternoon are the best times.
So, cheers to all, hope you are having a great spring,