Thursday, April 23, 2015

Be Still

We were about to leave the park when I saw these two people sitting and admiring the view.

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I smiled at my husband and snapped this photo.

I nodded and said, "I know how they feel."

The best way to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms is to pick a spot and be still.  Once you're still, you'll feel their breathing, appreciate their beauty and admire their grace.

For Skywatch.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Daisy


Spring is here!

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NOTE:

I'm currently writing my research paper, so I haven't had the time to visit blogs.
I will be visiting your blogs soon.

Thank you.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sakura And The Sky

According to the website Behindthename.com:

SAKURA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Japanese
OTHER SCRIPTS: , 咲良 (Japanese)
PRONOUNCED: sah-koo-ṙah   [key]

Meaning & History

From Japanese "cherry blossom", though it is often written さくら using the hiragana writing system. It can also come from (saku) "blossom" and (ra) "good". (Source HERE)
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I took more than a hundred photos when we visited the Cherry Blossoms.

Believe me, there's no wrong angle when the views are as beautiful as these.

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It's a beautiful feeling to walk underneath these blooms.

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Husband and I enjoyed this view until it got dark.

Tidal Basin
Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DC's Cherry Blossoms

I love DC in the spring!

After the grip of winter thaws, all plants and trees seem to wake up from their long slumber.

When spring arrives in DC, it's like an explosion of color and life. All the sleepy bulbs and lilies start blooming then comes the most anticipated flowers of the year - the Cherry Blossoms. The Cherry Blossom trees are mostly planted around the Tidal Basin, but they are scattered around DC if you know where to look. This year, they bloomed beautifully and gracefully; they were in time for The Cherry Blossoms Festival.

This year, we visited the Cherry Blossoms twice, and we even had a picnic underneath the blooms. Good food, good friendship and beautiful surroundings.

 The National Monument

 The Jefferson Memorial at dusk

A stroll underneath a sea of flowers

Friday, April 10, 2015

Magnolias And The Sky

Last night, I heard the first rumble of thunder. My husband exclaimed, "I haven't heard that for a while!"

We were excited. Spring? Thunder? Rain? They are all here.

A new season is beautifully unfolding.

 The Magnolia trees are in full bloom at Lafayette Square.

 Large, beautiful flowers.

Magnolias and the sky.
Taken on April 8, 2014
iPhone