Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Thank you 2sweetnsaxy of Eyes Mind Heart for creating and hosting another great meme, Watery Wednesday. You can visit by clicking on the button above to either share your own photos or enjoy looking at others from around the world.

We're still at the Tidal Basin in Washington DC, having caught the Metro into the city to see the Cherry Blossoms as mentioned in my previous post. When Gregg and I were first married we lived not too far out and we would bring our bikes and ride everywhere, taking several hours to visit every monument.
One of my favorites is the Jefferson Memorial. We have never rented one of the paddle boats but I remember how we used to sit on those steps and listen to one of the military bands perform. We haven't done that in years and I'm wondering if they still do because I would surely love to hear them again.

The last time we came to see the Cherry Blossoms bloom was a couple of years' ago. We got up early in the morning and arrived at 6.00 a.m. and it was still hard to find a parking spot. We had thought to get up at 4.30 a.m. this time but surprise, surprise, just couldn't do it and decided to go later on in the day. This time we arrived via the Metro at the Smithsonian stop and walked down.
The weekend's weather was just about perfect.

There were many seagulls skimming the water and I was happy to get one pretty good shot that didn't come out a blur.

35 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

The Cherry Blossoms are a sight I have promised myself. Thank you.

Margaret

Guy D said...

Great water shots from around WAshington, thanks for sharing.

Hope your having a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Bim said...

The Jefferson Memorial looks like the perfect Happy-Sunday spot. Especially with such an abundance of cherry blossoms around.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is amazing!
Fantastic shots!
:-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos, we are covered in snow up here!!

Gill

Judy said...

That shot of the cherry blossoms across the lake is utterly divine!!! I wonder what it would be like to be there in person... Sigh!

Rinkly Rimes said...

The memorial looks too grand for paddle-boats!

Margaret Cloud said...

You really take good pictures, I enjoyed them as always.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm glad you got to see the blossoms even though you didn't get up at 4:30. ;-)

I hope I get to see the cherry blossoms some day. It sounds incredible.

tricia said...

Nice shots all, but the 4th and last shots are awesome.

Pacey said...

Wow, great water view and the building has a very impressive structure. And look at the crowd over there, seemed to be enjoying the water scene.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

That is a stunning building and surroundings, just lovely.

Janie said...

Great scenic photos of our nation's capitol. I love the sea gulls, too.

Cathy said...

Hello Denise
That is a very impressive looking building. Thanks for sharing it with us
Take care
Cathy

Kay said...

That's so beautiful, Denise. I just heard a telecast by Brian Williams about those cherry trees. Japan gave them as a gift but they were so riddled with insects that most of the saplings were burned. President Taft did not want to offend Japan so he had different cherry trees planted instead. Apparently a few of the original trees are planted some place else.

Tricia said...

That would be a fantastic site to see - out on the paddlers looking in on all those gorgeous blooming trees!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that looks like beautiful place !

Carletta said...

Beautiful beautiful shots Denise!
I've always wanted to go and just never did - even when we lived much closer. :)
They have cherry blossoms and here about five hours away I have snow!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I have been to "the other Washington" aka DC, long ago, but never in cherry blossom time. I had no idea it was so magnificent. I enlarged the photo and just took it in. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. I love photo blogs, and yours is exceptional.

Also, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.

The Right Blue said...

Wow, looks like the DC cherry blossoms are spectacular this year. Thanks for the mini-tour.

Lanny said...

Cherry blossom time is a magical time indeed. Your photos of DC are inviting, a very good view point that you give. I have been having a real treat going through the last few days of your posts. I'm a little behind due to the splendid weather we have been having here.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful area! I would love to bike around here and listen to the music. Renting a paddle boat would also be great fun. Have a nice week, Denise :)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous photojournalism in watery Wednesday! Love anything related to DC!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection of shots. The cherry blossom pictures are great but my favorite is the last with the bird over the water.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely photos to go with your memories Denise. A x

Daryl said...

Its amazing how many people come out on a sunny day ..

Excellent pix!

Titania said...

There are such beautiful places around the world. Denise, this is beautiful, and I realy enjoyed it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Excellent shots. One of these days I'll make it to our capital, hopefully when those cherry trees are in bloom like that. Wow!

George said...

What a beautiful post. The fourth picture is just fantastic.

diane said...

A great post, just love the pic of the bid gliding over the water.

Tulip said...

Great series of photos. Wow so lovely!!!

Tulip said...

yeah i love the cherry blossoms background so lovely, my favorite color.

fishing guy said...

Denise: Wonderful photos of the trees, monuments and birds. That was a neat trip.

Denise said...

Thank you all for coming by and leaving comments on my Watery Wednesday Photos! Have a great weekend everyone.

Tammie Lee said...

Looks like you had a gorgeous day and so many blossoms... ah I will be ecstatic when we get blossoms! Your photos are lovely.