Our weekend couldn't be any better, the weather was GORGEOUS! All day Saturday I kept on working on a project, but our Sunday was enjoyed at the Cherry Blossom Festival here, in Washington DC.
We've been at the festival almost every year since our daughter was a baby. Nowadays, she is the one who keeps on looking for the perfect day to go.
The blossoms were beautiful!
A few trees had a darker pink tone...
But most of them were sporting these light romantic pinks.
The trees, a gift from Japan in 1912 as a symbol of friendship between the two nations, are placed all around the Tidal Basin, connecting many of the monuments.
As usual...Lots of people! I think every year I say the same...It looks like there were more people than in previous years ☺ The weather always plays a good roll in this equation, however with good weather or not, the festival draws thousands of visitors from all around the globe.
The Jefferson Memorial is our favorite backdrop. Here with my son, my daughter had company and she went on her own for most of the day.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival isn't only about the cherry trees, the festival coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming of the arts and culture. Most programs are free and open to the public, like the community art show, the parade, and many performances.
My son doesn't like pictures that much, I was the model of the day. My husband was happy go lucky pressing the trigger. Of course, I leave you with the ones I liked the most ;)
If you haven't visited the nation's capital yet, Spring would be one of the best times to stroll around.
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