Fifty Shades of Pink!
Spring has arrived, which means it’s Cherry Blossom time in (and around) Washington, D.C. Blossoming cherry trees, especially those in the Tidal Basin area, have been drawing visitors from all over the world for over 100 years.
My husband and I relocated to the D.C. area at the beginning of 2021, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the blooms for months. Typically, the peak blooms last for just a few days. Needless to say, timing is everything. One day, I went for a walk around the neighborhood intending to take a few photos of the local trees. As I was lining up a shot, I decided I needed to stop and savor the moment. So I paused, admired the amazing colors, and noticed that several blossoms had already fallen to the ground. I even tried to see if they had any scent (sadly, they didn’t).
Yes, I came away with a few photos for sharing with family and friends, but I also had the joyous experience of seeing the blossoms up-close for the first time. Maybe that’s why cherry blossoms are only here for a few days, to remind us to stop and enjoy the simple moments that life presents.
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