Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh, how I wish I were there...

The Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are world-renown, miles of blooms lighting up our country's capital.

And while I've never been in Washington in the spring to see them myself, my dear husband, who travels there on business most weeks, sent me these beautiful pictures today so I could enjoy them electronically.

Aren't they amazing?
Although I would have had to take my coat to handle the 46-degree day there today.
(It was 80 here. )

Hmmm...

Aren't digital photos and email great?!

Thanks, hon!

15 comments:

Janet said...

Nice photos from a nice husband. Maybe one day you will get to see them. Did you see the Saucer Magnolias in the White House gardens when Pres. Obama was talking to Steve Croft on 60 Minutes? They are huge and in full bloom now!

Diana said...

Hey, Janet: No, I watched the interview, but I missed the Magnolias. I'll bet they were a sight to see.

blossom said...

Magnificent. I'd like to see that in person, too!

Diana said...

Blossom - I'm sure I could make a great garden tour out of a trip to DC, but I'm not sure that Cherry blossom time is the right time for garden-touring. I think we will go up for a short visit this summer.

Dawn said...

Those are gorgeous blossoms! I hope you get to see those cherry blossoms someday soon.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

I was there last year (just a day before the official start of cherry blossom week) and will be there again mid-April again this year (just at the end). Can't wait.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Just beautiful!

Diana said...

Dawn - Hope you get to see them, too.

Jim -- I'm jealous -- have a great trip -- I hope they are still in bloom when you get there.

Lisa -- There's just something about early tree blossoms, isn't there?

Sherri said...

I've been in DC toward the end of the blooming season, but never there while the trees are in full bloom - I'm sure it's magnificent!

I have a couple to wild cherry trees and 4 apple trees that bloom profusely when Jack Frost stays away. My cherry tree has a few blooms already.

Diana said...

Sherri -- You'll have to post your Cherry tree blooms so we can see them!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Hi, found you through Aunt Deb's. Nice to find a fellow Texan. I'm in Tyler. Yes, love the way we can email photos and share the beauty!
Brenda

Pam/Digging said...

I always seem to go to DC when it's hot and muggy. Being there when it's 46 degrees, crisp and sunny, with cherry trees in bloom sounds like heaven.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Beautiful! That is something I would love to see some day...

Frances said...

Hi Diana, yes, what did we do before digital cameras? Some use their phones as cameras too, but I don't, yet. Sort of a holdout I suppose to the latest technology. We did see those trees one year on a school trip with my youngest son. The branch structure was what was the most interesting thing to me. They had obviously been pruned to look like that by someone who knew how. We have one of the yoshino cherry trees in our front yard, about 8 years old now. It is blooming early this year and the ground below is a sea of palest pink petals.
Frances

Gail said...

They are gorgeous...I've never seen them in person but these photos are the best...Gail