Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My World Tuesday

Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for hosting My World. You can visit this wonderful meme by clicking on their icon above.

My World took us to Washington DC last Sunday to see the Cherry Blossoms, a continuation of last week's My World - I told a little of its history and shared a link to their website in that post.

As you might expect it was very crowded.

This is the busiest weekend of the year.

There were lots of cameras out; above a lady was taking a picture of a couple with their triplets. How great is that?
Another lovely moment in time was watching this lady taking photos of her little girl drawing a cherry tree. People from all over the world come to this event. From their language I knew they were from Japan.
Another wonderful moment was seeing this little boy getting a ride from his Daddy. By that time my feet hurt so much I was thinking that it was a pretty good idea.

So many photo opportunities. Gregg and I kept clicking away.

We could only get off a few shots of this DC police officer and his beautiful horse. So amazing to me to see this very large, magnificent animal calmly walking alongside all these people.

The Cherry Blossoms were spectacular.

To see so many of them just about takes your breath away.

There were other visitors too.

This is Thomas Jefferson's Statue at the Jefferson Memorial.

One last photo of the Memorial in the distance across the Tidal Basin.

30 comments:

J said...

Ah beautiful...if crowded. I'm enjoying the cherry blossom here in China too.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your pictures remind me of Japan. I hadn't associated your part of the world with cherry blossom, just autumn tints. Lovely.

T and S said...

Its looks like its a carnival out there. Beautiful series of images especially the images focusing on the cherry blossom

magiceye said...

such a lovely post...

Marites said...

i would really love to get there and probably, i'd probably be shooting away with my camera :) Looks like people had a grand time with the cherry blossoms.

chrome3d said...

That was a day made for photographing and the cherry blossoms were brilliant. I would have clicked away madly too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like wall to wall people. Very nice photographs. Thanks.

fishing guy said...

Denise: What a neat set of photos to celebrate the cherry blossoms.

Michele said...

Oh wow, that's amazing. To be able to stand under the canopy of blossoms would be almost overwhelming, I would love to do that... gorgeous photos, a great post!

Hugs♥

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic series!Glad to see that you had a wonderful moment there!
What a perfect day indeed!
Kind Regards
Léia

Jack and Joann said...

Thanks for posting. Great shots. We are closer than you but have been under the weather so haven't seen the blossoms in person this year. Blossom time goes by quickly. A little wind and rain and the blossoms sail away for another year.

erin said...

what a wonderful post...i can't believe you braved the crowds to attend it. but, it appears it was worth the traffic and crowds. the day looked like it was "picture perfect" and your shots were great.
thanks for sharing.

erin

diane said...

What a spectacular outing. Thanks for taking me along. The blossoms are just magic.Good people shots too.

tricia said...

Wonderful pictures. Those trees are absolutely stunning.

Diane C. said...

What an extraordinary event. Now I feel as if I have been there too through your post. Thanks for taking me along.

Abe Lincoln said...

It looks like it was a place to be seen and to see. Nice photos all.

I know you missed seeing the crow laying out those peanuts on the limb for the lookout crow to eat, so I went back and added that link to the original post. I hope you can find the time to return to My Birds Blog and see this.

Arija said...

Lovely blossom time, I just shy away from crowds. I think I would have gone around sunrise instead.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I love how you captured the joy of family in these photos.

Roy said...

That beautiful blossom makes a great background for any photogrpah Denise.

imac said...

Wonderful post, ev1 enjoying the spring weather to gether.

Care to call in for a Finger Dip.

George said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of your world. I would truly love to be able to see this in person.

Margaret Cloud said...

Those cherry blossoms were pretty, I like to mill around in crowds to see what's up. Thanks for sharing the pictures and hope you have a nice Easter.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day, just loevly no wonder the crowds were out. I adore your piccie of the Jefferson Memorial.

Barb said...

This visit to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms was spectacular! Looks as though you braved some crowds to enjoy the views and get these great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How lovely - it must be quite breathtaking to see so many trees in blossom together. No wonder it draws the crowds. And in these days of recession it's heartwarming to see that everyone can get so much pleasure from something so natural. Thanks for sharing it Denise. A x

Titania said...

A wonderful event to see all the cherry trees flowering. No wonder it attracts so many people. There is a similar event in Japan when the cherry trees bloom. In Portugal the flowering almond trees in early spring are very special too.

Janet said...

Some beautiful sights from your trip. Sadly, I had missed the cherry blossoms at the gardens I visited recently, they had bloomed and gone.

Also I wanted to say thanks for your continued support with the no smoking. I really appreciate it.

Tulip said...

Lovely photo shots. I love cherry blossoms, my favorite color.

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Wow, those blossoms are really in full bloom. Ours blossoms are not full yet but hopefully later in the month. That's a huge crowd for the festival!

Denise said...

Thank you everyone, so kind of you to take the time out of your day to come and visit me.