Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cherry Blossom Festival

When we lived near Baltimore we used to drive into DC to see the cherry trees in bloom. They're so beautiful!! Now we have our own cherry blossom festival.
Last year this tree didn't blossom due to the bad winter it endured.
This winter was warm but very dry, so I didn't know what to expect. It's glorious.
The other cherry tree which also didn't bloom last spring, is getting ready. The buds are swelling and if we get rain tonight, I'm sure we'll see flowers in a few days.
Bentley's plum tree in the front yard is also in full bloom. I wish they'd keep their flowers all year. They make me happy when I glance out the window at them.
I love the pale pink color of these flowers.
After the cherry trees are finished blooming, the crabapples will start. In the rock garden the tiny wild violets are opening.
I love spring, even if my allergies are also in full bloom.

11 comments:

rottrover said...

So beautiful. They are a gift from Nature!

Marjie said...

We're a few weeks away from flowers, but I'm looking forward to them!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Cherry blossoms are so beautiful. Mom saw them all blooming in Washington DC one time
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

Too bad about the allergies....but Spring is spectacular.

XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What beautiful blooms--You're right, you don't need the Cherry Blossom Festival! :-)

By the way, in the more than 15 years that we've lived in Virginia, I've never gone down to see them!

Macintosh Mitch said...

Your spring blooming trees are just beautiful! Mom can't wait to see everything come to life in our yard!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Jo's World said...

I have a crabby appleton tree that blooms for about 2 days every spring (sometimes longer!) and it is very pretty!

Your cherry tree is lovely, do you get cherrys you can use? Jams, jelly or Wine?

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

SissySees said...

Beautiful!! This is the only time of year I miss DC. Nothing like the Tidal Basin with the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Beautiful - and timely. The cherry trees here in D.C. are at their peak. The whole area is awash in pink and white blossoms.

Jed & Abby

Nichole said...

Beautiful!!

Belinha Fernandes said...

Lovely photos!