Friday, April 9, 2010

Foto Friday: Cherry Blossom Overload

Yes, you have been warned...this is picture overload but I really enjoyed all these photos (and there were many more!) of the day I spent last week with a group friends downtown to see the Cherry blossoms at their peak. Our nation's capital is such a beautiful city - I am so fortunate to live so close - and the city in spring is extra spectacular. Our ladies' day out was a gorgeous day and I was trying my best with the camera.

A few disclaimers:
1 - I am NOT good with the camera. I love taking pictures but my skills are definitely lacking and that will be apparent when you look through these pictures.

2 - There are a lot of pictures of trees:) but I already warned you of that. I also included a couple of my friends because..well, because I really like my friends!

3 - I've included a tiny bit of narrative just for those not familiar with the city. If you already know you're way around..just ignore!


Enjoy!!


This is taken from the steps of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial looking out onto the Tidal Basin. The trees completely circle the entire Basin - so pretty! (and those are two of my buddies taking pictures more upclose) :)



We certainly were not the only ones visiting the city that day! Literally MILLIONS come to DC during the week...and I think, at least, half bring their cars! Traffic is bad.


Ok - so I got one good shot! I like this one.


My girlfriend, Krissy

Maria




This is looking back at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The Tidal Basin is full of paddle boats and it was a beautiful day to be on the water. Maria said she and her husband used to go on dates here:)






This is Barb (and I have no idea what she is pointing at)!



This is the Washington Monument. If you walk to the top of the Basin, the Monument is off to your north - certainly, a central landmark of the city.



I only include this photo to "torment" my brother. Across the water is Rosslyn and those buildings are offices and condominiums. The lower brick buildings in the foreground are condos....where my brother once owned a condo looking right over the city - but he sold it! Ok - it was a long time ago and he was young and apparently not thinking straight:) but, oh what a regret. He kicks himself every time he drives by.....and so does his wife!:)

9 comments:

  1. OH..MY..GOODNESS.. How gorgeous is this? I personally think you got some really good shots, though the close up one of the blossoms IS your best. They are soo pretty. I had NO IDEA you lived in Washington DC...WOW, we are CLEAR across the country from each other. = ) You all look like you are having such a good time. This day would have been right up my alley. Have a wonderful week-end..HUGS

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  2. I have never been to Washington to see the cherry blossoms, but how beautiful they are. Thank you so very much for sharing your great pictures with us. You did a great job with your pictures. I felt like I was there too. Love & blessings from NC!

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  3. Oh.my.word...I've always wanted to go to DC, during Cherry Blossom season, of course! I was giddy when I saw the title of your post. I loved each and every photo!!! (Especially the ones with the flowers in the foreground and the monuments in the background!) Your post makes me want to go more than ever! Thanks for shairng. Looks like you and your friends had a wonderful time! So very glad! = )

    Happy weekend!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing these with us!

    Washington is so pretty this time of year, and I've loved seeing it through your camera!

    Blessings to you,

    Melanie

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  5. Wow! Those pictures are gorgeous!You did just fine with your camera!
    Looks like you had a great time!

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  6. I'm glad you made it to see the trees in bloom this year. I agree with the others that your pictures are beautiful. I've been to D.C. twice, but would like to go again sometime. It is a great place to visit.

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  7. Thank you for sharing, I think your photos were great!! Glad that everyone had a great time and that you got to see the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Loved it!

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  8. Hmmm. If that's what you do when you AREN'T good with a camera, then I can't wait to see what you come up with when you are. In other words... girl, you rock the lens! Those are great pictures; you should be proud! What a beautiful place this time of year; sort of makes you forget all of the politickin' going on. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; I sometimes feel like I'm rowing upstream with just one oar, but I love dropping by here! And that pic of Miss Roo in your latest post is just adorable (and yes, she IS growing up waaay too fast!)
    BIG hugs....
    Pam

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