Spring Fever: Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

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I am sure that you have heard of the saying “stop and smell the roses”. During springtime in and around Washington DC,  I enjoy stopping to smell the cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC

Cherry blossom trees were given to the United States by Japan as a symbol of friendship in the early 1900’s. Along the tidal basin in Washington DC, these delicate blossoms bring swarms of tourists every year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

cherry blossom tree

These delicate flowers are beautiful. They are transient… and for up to 2 weeks of 365 they take center stage.

cherry blossoms

These beauties remind me that as busy as life gets, we should always make time to stop and appreciate God’s gifts.

cherry blossoms in DC

After all, He made them for us. So if you are in or around Washington DC, during the spring be sure to STOP and take in the fragrance and beauty of the cherry blossom trees.

cherry blossoms branch

There are so many options on where to go to appreciate cherry blossoms. Granted, if you go during the weekend or during the National Cherry Blossom festival, it will be crowded. I took some time to appreciate these natural beauties at East Potomac park later in the day after the crowds had subsided.


  • Comments ( 6 )

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    Thanks for sharing the cherry blossom pictures! We are still waiting for spring to arrive – my blog post on Saturday mentioned the weather here had taken a turn for the worse -but didn’t begin to describe the cold temperatures later in the day – or the blizzard that delayed the second half of my son’s soccer game by an hour! Enjoy your trees! 🙂

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      Oh my…I can’t even imagine still thinking about blizzards now.

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    Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz)

    Lisa, these photos are gorgeous! I can almost smell the blossoms through your lens. Some day, we will get to the Cherry Blossom Festival. Thanks so much for sharing this on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

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      Thank you so much Mel. That means a lot as I really enjoy your photos as well. It was so refreshing taking in nature and letting it envelope my senses. I so appreciate the feature. Happy Easter!

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    Cleaners Oxford

    I love seeing the cherry blossoms come out. The pale pink against a sky blue backdrop looks so fair. These pictures bring me back to my trip to Japan last Spring. It is treated as a festival over there. People will sit under the cherry blossoms on picnic blankets all day long (saving the best spots); some workers are sent to look after a spot so that the rest of the office can come and drink at the end of the day.

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