Bentley checking out the scene.
Daffodils lifting their sweet heads at a corner of the shed.
The next day we went on an adventure. The first step was to get from the China Town area of Washington to the Tidal Basin so we could walk about and view what Cherry Blossoms were blooming. That is easier said than done with all the "spring break" tourists, a beautiful day (84 degrees) that has brought out what seems to be all of the city's workers, the circus (Ringling Bros) is in town and the GPS cannot decide which right we need to make. Eventually we make it to the area we usually park and then view the blossoms. Since the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial the area where we park is now busy with all sorts of folks, buses, cars and taxi's. However, we were able to park down the street a few hundred feet directly in front of the service area for the King Memorial. We had not visited the memorial yet and this presented us with the excellent opportunity.
Canadian geese enjoying the sun and smooth water.
Jefferson Monument from the entrance of the King Memorial
The pink in sunshine was not very visible with the eye so I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at the pictures.
For sure, the blossoms are showing their heads.
My two favorite guys strolling the walkway.
Boughs ready to burst with blossoms.
Plein Air artist taking advantage of the day.
Trio of geese
The Washington Monument in the ripples
The beautiful Jefferson Monument
Time out for a snack.
Yet, another view.
The next series of photos are of Jake as he watches a plein air artist.
Hmmm, maybe we should go.
Jake and Bacca Bill make their way to the car.
These words by Dr. King were viewed as we left the Tidal Basin and the Memorial area. A truth ever so important in the world we live in today.
So our visit to the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival was an early this warm March but like all of the others, it was a peaceful, beautiful visit and a reminder of what a wonderful country we have.