Friday, April 12, 2013

Flower Power

Spring has awaken in an explosion of blossoms. Without a doubt, one of the best places to take in the first sights of spring in DC is the tidal basin. There is something magical about walking around a few thousand cherry trees all in bloom. Soft pink clouds of petals blanket the canopy filtering the warm sunlight while gently filling the warm breeze with a soft floral fragrance.    

The soft pink flowers give everything surrounding them a new appeal. 

Cherry blossoms provide a delicately beautiful background as the old east meets the new west. 
The stone lantern seen here is over 350 years old.

The new flower petals shake in the breeze, in contrast to the stillness of the granite stone sculpture dating back into the 1600's.

The primary verity of flowering tree offers these lovely soft pink flowers.

A few other verities of flowers can also be seen, such as these more structured bolder pink flowers.

A  hidden spot off the walking path offers a tranquil reprieve from the crowds. It is in these restful moments you can best take in the beauty of natures showcase.

I hope these photos inspire you to get out and enjoy the springtime show nature has delivered.