Cherry Blossoms in DC


One of the things I’ve long wanted to do was to stroll the Mall in Washington, DC, while experiencing the splendor and beauty of many of its 2,000 cherry trees in full bloom as we walked along the Potomac River among some of our nation’s greatest monuments. My Beloved, our son Brian and his family, and I, were able to do that for the first time during a recent trip. The day was cool, mostly cloudy, and with an occasional biting breeze. The photos above are darker and grayer than I would prefer, and don’t do the scenes justice, but I wanted to give to you at least a hint of the awe-inspiring, glorious scenes we experienced.

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to Cherry Blossoms in DC

  1. ksbeth says:

    these are amazingly beautiful and your post reminds me that it has been far too long since i’ve been there –

  2. Mrs. P says:

    I’m so jealous! LOL. As many times a year as I am in that area, I have never been there for the cherry blossoms. Thank you for giving me at least the virtual experience. 😀

  3. utesmile says:

    …and they are so full of blossoms. Really beautiful!

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