100 years of cherry blossoms
One of my favorite things about having a blog is the research. While I may ask tons of questions of myself about “why this?” and “why that?” in reality, I may only look up the answers to those questions about 50% of the time. Here’s a great example, “What is the story behind DC’s cherry blossoms?” – and so, here’s the history. Did you know this year we celebrate its 100th anniversary? So cool! It’s worth clicking the links; quick, interesting reads.
A friend and I managed to make it into DC and hang out for a bit, even with an impending storm. I’m happy to stay we remained dry and am so glad we took that chance. (Story and favorite three pics, here.)
I’ve found it’s easier (and takes up less space) to post a large group of pictures as a slideshow, with a small gallery below; I’m enjoying trying out new things on my blog. In doing so, though, I’m not really able to comment on all the pictures, so I’ll mention some things here. There are a lot of pictures framing the Washington Monument; I was experimenting. Also, there’s a cat in a tree that looks a lot like my Oliver; it’s not him. All of those shots remind me of the Cheshire cat from “Alice and Wonderland” – pretty cool. Last, there are two pictures of a “flower cross,” something that is very fitting for the upcoming celebration of Easter.
I love little adventures like this; chancing the rain and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.