Thursday, April 9, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

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The skies over the Tidal Basin were just about perfect and they made a great backdrop. In this photograph I was happy to find the moon in the centre of my photograph.

For better viewing you can click on each photo to enlarge.

Someone lost their kite amongst the tree's branches but its owner had long given up trying to get it back.


There was a very happy atmosphere amongst the crowd.

It's been a long time since I have been up to the top of the Washington Monument. We walked by it to get to the Tidal basin.


You can see the windows in this one where people get a great view of the city.


This is a shot of the monument as we were walking back to the Metro Station.

57 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shots. Washington at this time of year was always glorious. Used to drive around the Tidal Basin quite a bit.

Guy D said...

Fabulous shots as always, I've always been fascinated with the Washington monument.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tabib said...

Beautiful SkyWatch series.
Great monument and lost kite too!
Have a great weekend.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful camera shots. I have never been to Washington.
Happy Easter.

Martha said...

What a beutiful day on the mall. The kite was a great find.

Greyscale Territory said...

Enjoyed being an armchair tourist as you guided through parts of Washington! Some very interesting shots!

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice photographs. My skywatch photo is on my Brookville Daily Photo blog.

Maria said...

How beautiful the Spring sky is, and all those wonderful cherry trees! I noticed that cherry trees bloom here in Vienna now, and also in Tokyo :)))
Have a great Easter weekend!
Hugs, Maria

Babooshka said...

I have that Mary Poppins go fly a kite song in my head now. Wondeful atmosphere and that soft blue is rarely seen here.

Connie said...

All pretty pictures. I like that kite. Too bad it was stuck up there.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Perfect getaway! I never would have guessed DC is so picturesque.

Titania said...

Beautiful SW Denise. Love special, intriguing shots like the forgotten or lost kite. The soft, blue sky, like silk, winking through the trees is very beautiful. Happy Easter.

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a beautiful day! Wonderful photos!

Diane C. said...

I've never been to Washington DC and am glad to visit part of it through your pictures. I love all the big trees and the monument is stunning!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful series of pictures!Wonderful sky!
I want to go back to Washington!!!!!
Kind Regards
Léia

ms426d said...

Great shots. Really like the Washington monument & blossoms. Have a good week.

George said...

These are absolutely gorgeous sky watch pictures. I've enjoyed your entire series on the cherry trees in Washington.

Janie said...

Those are beautiful shots. I especially like the Washington monument with the cherry blossoms in the foreground.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. New perspective on the Washington Monument. The moon in the last shot looks like the moon in one of my pictures in Skywatch today.

Tarolino said...

Bel images and lovely to see the monument in such glorious whehather from all different angles. My favourite is the first photo of this post. That is just so pretty.

tricia said...

Really wonderful shots Denise.

Leedra said...

View nice SWF post. Sure was a nice kite to lose.

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Gill - That British Woman said...

I think the shot with the kite in the tree is my favourite of the bunch. All are great photos though.

Gill

erin said...

loved this series of dc...the weather was so cooperative for your visit :) virginia weather is so fickled right now...today was beautiful here and supposedly we're headed for some colder weather.
have a good weekend denise.

The Birdlady said...

The blossoms were really beautiful this year, weren't they? What a lovely city we live in.

Raven said...

Great series of photos and I just love the last one with the monument against the lamps.

Ranger said...

Great shots. The monument looks great against the blue sky.

Mary said...

What a great bunch of photos! I love the kite in the tree! The monument looks great this time of year, too. A really nice post, Denise.

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Very nice series of pictures. Love those beautiful blossoms.

Me and my puppies said...

That is usually right where my kites end up.

Tricia said...

More fascinating photos - Just beautiful!!!

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful SkyWatch Friday photos! Another great edition of the Washington monument. Have a great weekend :)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

A great series of shots, great spot on the kite!

chrome3d said...

The kite in the tree was so sad but it really was something else. Truly magnificent slice of reality.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for this glorious post!
aloha & cherry blossoms to you!

Gattina said...

Very nice shots ! I have been in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco but never made it to Washington !

Lanny said...

I'm torn between the classic kite in the tree picture and the cherry blossoms with the monument as my favorites. All great shots but those two really speak spring don't they?

Kay said...

What a gorgeous day that was! The skies look so crisp and beautiful! I'd sure love to go back for a visit to the capital someday....and in spring! That would be great.

diane said...

Beautiful soft colours. IT must be one big climb to the top of the monument.

Granny Anne said...

Hello Denise
I have just found your site. I saw a comment you had left on another site and the little picture reminded me so much of the outfits I used to wear that I had to come and look you up!
Loved your site and will be back :) (I am a Midlands girl too as I was brought up in Nottingham, but now live in Cardiff.

Louise said...

This is a fabulous series of photos. My favorites are all the tree ones. So many. All so pretty!

SandyCarlson said...

These are lovely. The area around the Jefferson Memorial is the most beautiful--and gentlest--I think. What a great city. Thanks.

Daryl said...

Ah Washington such a magical place .. and that kite in the tree is superb!

Arija said...

How lovely the blossom trees are against the sky!

mommanator said...

OMG I have missed so many beautiful pics of DC the past couple of days! I love DC, I know I've told ya before, but the pics made me reiterate. When I next come up to my dauhgters maybe we could meet for coffee

Deslilas said...

Good shots from a nice town, nicer with your new President.

fishing guy said...

Denise: What a neat look at the skies of DC, thanks so much for sharing with SWF.

Island Style said...

These are beautiful..clever shot with colorful kite. What kind of blossoms are those? I like the two lamps on the bottom as well.

Neil Tasker said...

I'd no idea there were even windows in the Washington monument. Is there a lift or do you have to climb it? Great post btw.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Pretty pictures Denise - felt sorry for the poor abandoned kite though! A x

jeannette stgermain said...

I feel for the kite owner :(
you got quite some comments - thanks for visiting my post - my response to you is a little bit more down, if you're looking for it!
Happy Easter to you.

Michele said...

I have seen that monument on TV or in magazines but to see it here is much more spectacular, what an amazing monument. I would like to see that in person one day!
Beautiful photos.

magiceye said...

all such lovely images!! superb!!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous skywatch photos!

Denise said...

What a lovely crop of comments. Thank you everyone. It was so nice of you to visit me, really appreciated it.

Carletta said...

Love the kite in the tree and the blossoms framing the monument!
All great shots!

Pacey said...

Wow, what great shots here Denise... I can't even choose a favorite, though I love those with the yellow blooms of trees. Thanks for visiting my SWF entry.