Thursday, April 1, 2010

Breakfast under the Blossoms

One of the things I am most nostalgic for when we are living away from home is when the cherry blossoms unfold into one of the most spectacular floral displays I've ever seen.  I never get tired of them.  When I was single I used to go for a morning run under them.  (These days ... not so much of that!).  So last night we tucked the hoodlums in bed in their clothes and woke them up before dawn this morning so we could get down to the Tidal Basin for sunrise and breakfast under the cherry blossoms.  There were a ton of tourists and a phalanx of photographers but it is still some kind of a peaceful party going on amidst the pink petals.

I have no idea what this is but there is one on the wall under every overpass ... hmmmm.

We arrived just in time ...

As the sun rose it illuminated the trees across the basin.

The Fam.  Troopers all indulging their Mama.

This cracked me up - Look!  It's a flower!

The canopy over our heads.

Somebody (I'm not mentioning names) ... fell in the water.

He wasn't too unhappy about it.


  1. The only thing that even comes close to breakfast under the blossoms, is early autumn mornings on the Lawn.
    The carousel opens at Clemy park this weekend. Are your kids on spring break next week?

  2. I can't wait to visit on the way to Relevant. ;)

  3. Well, hey there, fellow DC-ite! I've been out of town, so am just getting down to the Tidal Basin today. Always my favorite time of year. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

    Reflecting on Spring Break

  4. thank you for bringing a little bit of sping to my snowing, hailing, raining, windy world lol....your pictures are stunning

  5. So gorgeous! I just noticed your name on the Photowalk list. Yay! So happy to meet you soon!