Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beautiful World: Cherry Blossoms

Washington D.C.'s cherry blossoms are a few days away from peak bloom.  They looked beautiful when my parents and I visited the Tidal Basin on March 15th.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of the cherry trees to the United States.  According to some informative signage, 100 of those original trees are still growing.

True story:  sometimes the flowers grow right out of the tree's trunk!
Many thanks to my lovely model, my mom.
For more information about Washington's cherry trees or the National Cherry Blossom Festival, go here:  To see the feed from the Cherry Blossom Webcam, go here:
P.S.  Grad school is hard.  Sorry about that.  I'm baaaack! (Maybe)


  1. These pictures are so pretty! Also, I didn't know that flowers could grow out of tree trunks! How strange and awesome.

  2. Thanks! I aim to interest and inform!