Not So Cheery Blossoms

Timing really is everything. And sometimes, my timing sucks.

I was hoping to see the cherry blossoms this year. But, as this Web site says, “Crowds are an integral part of Washington DC’s cherry blossom season.” And I hate crowds.

Not to mention the fact that, on a picture-perfect Spring day, I’d rather be riding than doing just about anything else.

Besides, I knew I’d be driving to Baltimore on Tuesday for an annual check-up, and I figured I could drop in to DC on my way home.

Big-ass Cherry Blossoms
Big-ass Cherry Blossoms

Doesn’t look bad, right?

Not up close. But check this out.

The blooms were most definitely past their peak.

Did I forget to mention that it was raining? And windy? A bit chilly, too.

Washington Monument

Looks downright depressing, doesn’t it?

Shades of Gray

There was still color to be seen.


And some unique sights. If you are observant like me.

Nature’s Art

The throngs of people there this past weekend didn’t get to enjoy the sight of wet petals plastered to every surface did they?

But wait, it gets better.

OCPD Monks

When’s the last time YOU caught a couple of OCPD monks in the act? Have you ever? Now, I can say I have.

Since I arrived just before the start of the infamous DC rush hour, and it was raining, it took me two-and-a-half times as long to get home as it would have had there been no traffic.

Maybe next year, my timing will be better.

6 Replies to “Not So Cheery Blossoms”

  1. Every time that I’ve been to DC in April, it was after the “peak” but also after the crowds. I really like the photo with the yellow in the background. That looks like Spring.

  2. Your timing might have been off but all those blooms are still beautiful.

    I like the way the trees look with a carpet of blossoms around them. And when the wind comes up it snows petals.

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