Wednesday, April 02, 2008


In Washington, D.C. for a few days on business. Luckily enough, my trip coincided with a certain seasonal festival they celebrate down here. Guess which one.


Blogger TroyBoy said...

Very nice pictures!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous pics!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Life Through Blue Eyes said...

Beautiful photos as always. Blossoms in spring are always inspiring, glad you took time to capture them.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Savannah said...

I used to live on a horse ranch where we had these trees bloom in the corral. Apple blossoms?

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the blossom pictures, especially the next to last one with the spire in the background!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

1) I like your blog
2) You are a good Dad
3) Keep up the good work.
4) Come say hello sometime!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Great shots. Beautiful blossoms :)

1:03 PM  
Blogger ThatAverageJane said...

cherry blossom fesstival?

nice picss....

my grandparents used to go their every time

1:05 PM  
Blogger Lori Beth said...

I love the cherry blossoms...such great pictures. Really makes you feel like Spring!

1:08 PM  
Blogger byoc said...

I love the look and feel of Spring! These certainly were not taken in Maine or Minnesota. lol

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're enjoying a beautiful spring here in Washington. I'm a new reader to your blog and really enjoy it.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Schwa said...

Hanami! (in Japan, that is XD) Beautiful pics! I like your blog very much.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

WONDERFUL shots! Thanks for sharing!!

6:17 PM  
Blogger rainboy said...

LOvely ...amazing pics.
Keep more of it coming

7:29 PM  
Blogger Danica said...

Its the cherry blossom festival!! I love these pictures! Job well done. :)

7:38 PM  
Blogger infohwyman said...

Beautiful pictures, nice Blog, this reminds me of the year I was in Chantilly, near Washington DC for the last snow for two months and got to see the first blossoms. The smells and sights are marvelous around there this time of year.

Thanks for sharing.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice! wish we had trees like that where i live.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Divya said...

your pictures just made my day!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Jane Hamilton said...

Awesome pictures, as always. wish I was there!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Lu. Lu. said...

These are beautiful pictures!

11:36 PM  
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11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a beautifl pictures
i like these flowers
pink and so cute :)

11:55 PM  
Blogger Sugee Andersyn said...

Alas, I am at the end of your blog! I found you on Blogs Of Note and started at the very beginning after reading a few current posts. I have really enjoyed myself each morning beginning my day with coffee and your blog. So relaxing. Some of the best time I have spent at work! Your blog is outstanding, so is your family and pictures. Thank you so much for posting and sharing your life!

2:54 AM  
Blogger Jane.of.all.trades said...

Your pictures are breathtaking! I am new here so this was the perfect blog to visit!

3:19 AM  
Blogger blazeofglory said...

wow those are gorgeous. I enjoy this blog. While I may not personally have that sentiment on life and the world quite yet, I am working on it and it makes me happy that there are those that do.

3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! Great blog!

4:16 AM  
Blogger C Merry said...

I used to live in MD and all along the street these were planted. It was like pink snow had fallen. One year both kinds bloomed at once all dark and light pink. :)

Congratz on the "BON", I am one too, welcome to the big family :)

4:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very beautiful pics, reminded me of a couple of similar pictures I had taken near the Potomac, during my only visit to D.C. in '04

Do post more..

4:39 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I just posted an entry on my blog about our trip to the festival, so to see this on your site, where I wouldn't expect it, was a joy this morning.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Abhishek Upadhyay said...

Nice pics.Its always a good experience watching flowers bloom.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Marion Morton said...

These are wonderful pics and give this Canadian hope that we will not be snow bound forever. Thank you!

Will mention these in my blog please stop by.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Ms. Curious said...

omg! these pictures are amazing!!!

are you a photographer? like pro?

cause these are sooo beautiful!


12:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

awesome !!!

12:09 PM  
Blogger whitemilk said...

These are great pictures, really shows the beauty of the flowers.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Aleta said...

My cousin lives in Maryland and she recently attented the festival. She said it was beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures and matching her words to the wonder.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Send some cherry blossom wishes our way would you? We are in Alaska and the snow is still melting while releasing piles of trash flown from people/vehicles/trash cans throughout the winter.... enough on the complaining.. our summers are spectacular - with almost 24 hours of sunlight how could they not be? Thank you for the beautiful images and sweet stories. (By the way my husband despises Apple as he is a computer tech. I almost feel like I am cheating on him reading your blog with the little tidbits about how wonderful Apple products are!)

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such an ispiration to any painter or photographer. Love your blog.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Post!! very refreshing,
uplifting, and overall positive
vibe. Keep it up!

3:30 PM  
Blogger carissa... brown eyed fox said...

it feels good to be noticed... praised... awarded!
great job!
you capture really great moments!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love you site; puposeful, well composed. as I said before I love DC. Thanks again

4:46 PM  
Blogger Yu-Han Chao said...

So pretty! Cherry blossoms are blooming and raining from the trees here, too!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I randomly stumbled upon your blog today and just loved the blossom photos. Every time I see one I feel excited about spring and excited about my life. Thank you for lifting my mood today.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Mary Gundrum said...

Beautiful eye candy on your blog!! You take wonderful photos! I saw you on the list of blogs and I just love your title, reading further, I love your blog! I was wondering if you would mind sharing what type of camera you use? and lens you favor? Thank you!

6:38 PM  
Blogger Samantha from Colonial Curve Cottage said...

Found you on blogs of note and fell off my chair when I saw your graph of blog traffic...power of the web!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Dad said...

I wish I had something more elaborate to report, some slick new SLR with a primo lens, but the photos on this blog were taken with a Canon PowerShot SD750, one of the cameras in their Digital ELPH series. It's very small and portable, which is important because if it weren't I wouldn't have it with me very often and would not have taken many of these shots.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures, I'm in love with D.C., it's my second home. I hope your trip was fun, despite it being for business!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Jason Nota said...

I lived in Alexandria, Va with my brother in the summer 82 & 83. Every weekend I rode my bike into DC. It was quite and experience for a country boy who never left his home state of Michigan, except for the few times I traveled south to go to Canada to visit my other brother who lived in Winsor, Ont.

9:59 PM  
Blogger lainee said...

very beautiful cherry blossoms!
Lots of 'em here in Japan. Love 'em a lot that I'm actually going to experience hanami twice this year :)

11:15 PM  
Blogger Z said...

gorgeous pictures! =D i thought they were sakura.

12:59 AM  
Blogger the velvet banana said...

that looks gorgeous!

1:52 AM  
Blogger orutra orelav said...

It's nice to see those lovely blooms. For us living in countries where there is no spring and no cherry blossoms, all we could do is appreciate these things through pictures.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cherry blossom photos, my hubby has promised to take me to see them in Tokyo, but I guess no luck:(

2:22 AM  
Blogger Rivi said...

Interesting site with great photos :-)

3:11 AM  
Blogger Cziri Blog said...

Nice Pictures!!!! wow i'm going to make similar!!!!

5:25 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Yes I must admit I too noticed your blossoms. Here in Portugal we have a very similar landscape at the moment, when the wind blow it almost looks like snow, especially the almond blossom.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Charlotte Yu said...

Luv the scenery!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Brittany Sherman's Blog said...

Hey those pictures from D.C. are beautiful! And just by reading some of your blogs i am guessing that you have kids and a family but I am just saying hi!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really nice pics! I'm a reader of you blog from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! I love it! K&H from down here...

11:57 AM  
Blogger Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

i love it! i found this post through another blog found off another etc. i was down in dc 2 weekends ago, just a little too soon for the full blossoms, but i still got good pics of the buds. anyways, just wanted to let you know that i love these blossoms too!

11:25 PM  
Blogger The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh - thanks so much for sharing the cherry blossoms! We are waiting patiently for anything to bloom around time, in time!!
Karla & Karrie

5:40 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

These are beautiful. We had such lovely blossom in Paris too, and then the snow came again! Marianne

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Pretty pictures!

10:22 AM  

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