Monday, April 07, 2008

Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.

We are back after a long break in our blogging.... In the last year and more, there has been lots of changes in our life. Now we are proud parents of a beautiful 1 yr old girl, who keeps us on our toes at home in Alexandria, VA.

The natural beauty we enjoyed at the "National Cherry Blossom festival" in Washington D.C. prompted us to write a post. The sight was an amazing visual treat to our eyes, stretching beside the Potomac river. Such wonderful colors and beautiful flowers!!!! This festival is usually celebrated for 2 weeks - from March 29 to April 13, 2008.

For those who do not know what the festival is about, here is an excerpt from "Washington, DC welcomes the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees that the city of Tokyo gave to our nation’s capital. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 international cultural performances and over 90 other special events. From arts and exhibits to cuisine and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy! The blossoming cherry trees symbolize the arrival of spring and brighten the area surrounding the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin with their vibrant pale pink and white flowers.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off the busy tourist season in Washington, DC and includes many special events near the monuments and the museums on the National Mall." (Source:

Like the above excerpt says, the city is flooded with people coming from all over the place to see the blooms and participate in the various cultural programs. We tried our best to capture the beauty through our camera lenses... Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed the sight in person....

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