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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cherry Blossom Season~ Finally



Sorry for the no-post on Monday. I have been really wiped out lately! I think my body was still tired from the trip and then I am going to be honest.... I still have not recovered from the time change. I want my hour back darn it!

But anyway I must adapt and move on.... right? It has been almost two weeks since my trip to D.C. and I have still not stopped thinking about those cherry blossoms. I have been trying for years and I do mean years to see them. This year when I was making travel plans I told myself, "okay I don't care anymore I am not going to get upset if we miss cherry blossom season again. I am just going to enjoy my trip and that is that". And seriously you guys I left it at that. I did not think about it nor worry anymore. It was so freeing.

And then this began to happen the day we arrived....





We arrived in D.C. on March 24 and this is what I saw. I thought, "okay, don't get too excited. Last year it snowed"! So just calm down. 




Then we came back on Monday and some of the trees looked like this. Astonishing right? 




Then it just got better....







And better...







It turned into heaven right before your eyes. I just stood there and smiled. I could not believe how beautiful it was!











You can see the Jefferson Monument in between the branches in this one. 






It was a beautiful day and the temperature was 60 and up! We could not ask for better weather!






The magnolia trees were blooming too and so fragrant.






There was a local artist there painting. I loved this one. I wanted it so bad but someone had already purchased it. 






And the crowds were a sight to see too. My goodness, there were so many people!






No matter it did not stop us from enjoying every moment that we could. 











These were cherry blossom shortbread cookies and they were so soft and delicious! I wished I had purchased more. The cherry blossom festival was going on and there were lots of booths, tents, music, and food. 







The Washington Monument in the distance. 






It was such a magical moment for me and my family. I know that my husband and I enjoyed it. I am not sure how the kids felt about it. You know teenagers. They only give you one-word adjectives. Heaven forbid they had to express their thoughts. 

If any of you have been able to visit the cherry blossoms please let me know in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!





(photos via Mrs. Shockley, yay I took these!)





4 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Shockley,

    I'm so pleased it was 'your year' to see the cherry blossoms. Those cookies were lovely.

    Don't feel unusual that the time change is still affecting you. It takes two weeks for us to adjust. The older you get, the harder it becomes and then you had your trip on top of it. Have a restful weekend!

    Warmly, Kathleen

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    1. Hello Kathleen!
      I couldn't believe that we finally got to see them. It was glorious! And honestly, I would go every year if I lived there. Just too pretty not to enjoy! I am trying to rest up now. Thank you for stopping by as always!

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  2. Such beautiful photos - thanks for sharing them. And your coat matches the blossoms so perfectly. There is such loveliness I can see why you describe the experience as magical. Although I've been to Washington DC, it's never been during cherry blossom season - hopefully that will change in the next year or two! Best regards, Arabella

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    1. Thank you Arabella! I thought that about my coat too! I love it so much. I found it at a thrift store a few years ago for only $13!

      Being able to see the cherry blossoms has truly been a "bucket list" item to me. I loved every moment and will truly cherish it forever. I hope that you can see them one day soon. It is very magical.

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