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:

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

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  2. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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

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

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  5. Great pictures and
    beautiful flowering trees.
    Cheers Gisela

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  6. I just love cherry blossoms, great photos.

    Gill

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

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

    Gunilla in Sweden

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. Stunning photos of the cherry blossoms!

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  12. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers! Thank you!

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  13. wow! absolutely gorgeous, love cherry blossoms too..

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  14. The cherry blossoms sure were pretty this year!

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

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

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

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

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  18. These are so pretty! They look like pink clouds.

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

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  20. Beautiful, and well captured.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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--

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

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

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  26. What a fabuolous tree! And your closeups are gorgeous!

    Happy Easter Denise!

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  35. Beautiful Cherry Blossom.
    The photos are very nice.

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

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

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

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

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  40. Lovely shots of the Cherry Blossoms! :)

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  41. I can imagine the smell of the blossoms right now!

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  42. 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.

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

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  44. Your cherry blossoms are stunning.

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

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

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

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

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  49. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  54. Ohhh
    they look like snow from far!!

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

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  56. 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.

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  57. 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.

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  58. Beautiful blossoms! Thank you for sharing the pictures :)

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

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  60. Olá Denise

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

    Luiz

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

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

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  63. Beautiful...simply beautiful!

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

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