Sunday, April 12, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS

Today’s Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is now managed by Luiz, Denise B. Castro, Laerte Pupo and me. You can find other great flowers or join in and share your own by clicking on the button above. The link opens every Sunday from 7.00 p.m. (GMT)

In this week's post all my flowers are Cherry Blossoms. These are the last of the series of photos we took while in Washington DC for this year's Cherry Blossom Festival.






I am happy we went to the Festival last weekend as the weather has been a little iffy ever since and by now those trees have probably shed all their blooms. Our window of opportunity was short but successful, and this year we were able to get our photos.

70 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful, Denise.

tricia said...

These photos are stunning Denise. I'm so glad the weather worked in your favor.

Walker said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

koala said...

Thanks for visiting and I hope you're right cause there's one heart in my family in need of melting.

dot said...

Gorgeous shots of the cherry blossoms! We have a festival in Georgia that I'd love to go to one day.

tech70 said...

Great pictures and
beautiful flowering trees.
Cheers Gisela

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just love cherry blossoms, great photos.

Gill

Lanny said...

What a beautiful treat to share! Thank you! Have a terrific week.

Gunilla said...

Fantastic flowering on those trees.
It is so beautiful
Thanks for sharing

Gunilla in Sweden

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Love your adventure and photos at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Ours here are not in full bloom yet!

ViennaDaily said...

I envy how much cherry blossoms you have. I only have 1 near my place lol. Worth going for hanami or yozakura! :) have a nice week!

Manuel Generoso said...

Stunning photos of the cherry blossoms!

Taj said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers! Thank you!

Sunshine said...

wow! absolutely gorgeous, love cherry blossoms too..

twobarkingdogs said...

The cherry blossoms sure were pretty this year!

Janie said...

Beautiful photos, especially with the blossoms in closeup. Each petal is so delicate and perfect.

guild-rez said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful cherry blossoms.
Happy Easter!!

Juliana RW said...

lovely...Wow, we have the same flowers ;)

My TF entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Sherry said...

These are so pretty! They look like pink clouds.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I can see you had a wonderful time! The blossoms are lovely.

imac said...

Beautiful, and well captured.

Leora said...

Wonderful cherry blossoms. Washington DC is supposedly so splendid at this time of year (better when I've been there, in the summer at the height of the humidity). My favorite is the fourth one down, because of the blue and the branches.

Naturegirl said...

Denise these are stunning!! I'm heading for home next week so I sure hope that my cherry trees are in full bloom! If they are I'll sure post them! A sure sign of an abundance of fruit!!
Happy Easter!

ramblingwoods.com said...

You really have a lovely blog here Denise. I scrolled all the way down and the photos are great and so is the writing. Happy 1 Year Anniversary!! --Michelle--

Maria said...

So beautiful, Denise! The pictures are wonderful! Have a nice week!

kayleen said...

Absolutely lovely. Wonderful photos.

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Reader Wil said...

All trees are dressed in bridal gown! Lovely, thank s for sharing! Have a great week!

VALKYRIEN said...

What a fabuolous tree! And your closeups are gorgeous!

Happy Easter Denise!

Dale Forbes said...

there is a hauntingly beautiful German film called Kirschblütten (Cherry Blossoms when translated directly) about a stereotypical Bavarian man who finds peace and beauty near the end of his life, with the cherry blossoms playing a powerful metaphoric role in the tale. Seeing cherry blossoms now always reminds me of releasing self-imposed and societal constraints that restrict us and hold us back in fully experiencing the wonder of life...

thank you for the reminder.

msdewberry said...

Beautiful pictures of cherry blossoms!! I love cherry blossoms so much, and the springing of life they symbolize, I had them tattooed on my back!! Ours are just starting to come out here. I can't wait!!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Ahhhhh! Lovely, lovely cherry blossoms! Nice photos, Denise. I've been to D.C. several times, but never when the cherries were in bloom! :(

Mariamellie said...

wow lovely set of photos! nice capture! and surely lovely flowers! have a sweet spring time =)

Rosamaria said...

Just wonderful!
And I remembered once when I was there and the flowers were like yours.

Pacey said...

These are lovely blooms, another never seen before for me...alot of new flowers for me. :) Thanks for hosting this too.

ROSIDAH said...

I love to see these beautiful Cherry Blossoms! I would like to go to this festival by myself. Have a great week, Denise :)

Olga said...

OMG, we are neighbors!!!!! I live in Arlington VA :)

Love cherry blossoms (but not all the tourists who come to see them...lol)

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful Cherry Blossom.
The photos are very nice.

Paz said...

Lovely flower shots!

Paz

Arija said...

Wll captured and topped off by the massed effect og the tree.

fishing guy said...

Denise: These blossoms seem so far away but I'm sure there beauty will keep me for a few more weeks up North.

Lew said...

Great pictures of the cherry blossoms! Enjoyed your whole series of posts.

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are so beautiful i wish we had more of these around here

napaboaniya said...

Lovely shots of the Cherry Blossoms! :)

Amanda said...

I can imagine the smell of the blossoms right now!

Carletta said...

I love the softness of the second one and then the light you captured on the blossoms - lovely!!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

magiceye said...

delicately gorgeous

diane said...

And very good shots too. The blossoms are so delicate and pretty.It is a shame they don't last longer.

ilanadavita said...

Your cherry blossoms are stunning.

aurinkoinen blogi =) said...

so beautiful photos and flowers ;)
and happy easter for you!

Kay said...

I am so jealous! These are just gorgeous! Wow!

Race said...

beautiful flowers and you captured the essence of it! nice shots! mine is up at http://racelyn.com/2009/04/todays-flowers-35.html

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful shots,of beautiful trees...
Thanks for sharing,and for your lovely comment at my blog...
Have a nice week!

Grace and Bradley said...

We went for the cherry blossoms in DC only once sometime ago, although our daughter lives there. It was an amazing experience. Thanks for visiting out blog and nice comments.

Gardenia said...

Oh, beautiful. Frothy, bubbly and fresh, like spring itself!

Bengbeng said...

great pics. enjoyed the shots but one question..what is iffy? u used that word

Tulip said...

fabulous cherry blossoms. love the color pink, so lovely. thanks for sharing.

Tulip said...

yeah so lovely flowers. thanks for sharing. happy easter!

Tammy said...

Those are gorgeous!!!

Coca Cutie said...

Ohhh
they look like snow from far!!

MedaM said...

What a lovely collection of blossoms photos! Every photo is just stunning! One simply remains breathless looking at such beauty.

Patty said...

Well here today it is chilly, gray and wet. No sun in sight. I went out and cut the eggs off the tree in a raincoat, my hands about froze, now as soon as the sun comes out again, will have to lay them in the sun to dry off.

Beautiful blossoms. Hope you had a good week-end.

Tess said...

Denise, we went to DC last Sunday to see the Cherry blossom too, its beautiful. You did a great job taking these photos. They are just so lovely.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

sunnymama said...

Beautiful blossoms! Thank you for sharing the pictures :)

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful....I can't wait to see them in our neck of the woods! Thanks for sharing! Lu

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Olá Denise

Wonderful your post!
Great takes!
I hope you have a nice week!

Luiz

Ilene said...

The photos of the cherry blossoms are lovely. Spring is my favorite time of the year.

Island Style said...

These are soo lovely..they must be Cherry Blossoms? Nice shots-

Mary said...

Beautiful...simply beautiful!

Leedra said...

Beautiful blossoms, my pick is the 2nd one.

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Denise said...

Thank you for all for visiting me here, and leaving all these lovely comments. Once again you have made my day.