Not So Cheery Blossoms

16 Apr

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.

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The blooms were most definitely past their peak.

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

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Washington Monument

Looks downright depressing, doesn’t it?

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Shades of Gray

There was still color to be seen.

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Color

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

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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.

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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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