Warm up for me…. please :-)

What’s on you mind?

The last few posts, I have posted teaser content and photos of Cherry Blossoms from previous year. To prove my previous post,Β  and reiterate that while winter seems to be making a fuss about leaving (we had flurries almost all day today), here are the first official pictures of some pink from this year πŸ™‚

cb4This time of the year, if you live in the DC area, Cherry Blossoms are what’s on most people’s mind. End of March and early April is when throngs return to the Capital city, to catch a glimpse of the Blossoms along the Tidal Basin, around the city and neighborhood. In a way, the Cherry Blossoms are a harbinger of spring: once they are here and gone, winter is officially over.

cb3Believe it or not, while it is quite pleasant to be able to walk around the city without being trampled upon, I do miss the hustle and bustle that returns with the Cherry Blossoms. It is exciting to see new faces and the awakening of the city for the new tourist season which continues till Labor Day.

cb2The trees around the Tidal Basin are still slow to bud, but come this time next week, I am sure there will be more life in them. Today’s storm, is hopefully the last of the year, and temperatures are expected to return to normal after tomorrow.

cb1So pink is here to stay, at least for the next 2-3 weeks….Enjoy!



Winter blues to turn pink

Despite the wild mood swings the weather around the country appears to be experiencing,
Despite all the winter blues we are being forced through, the Cherry trees are budding!
My tulips survived the cold and the snow…. are still green and growing…
The Cherry trees near my office are starting to turn pink.
There is not a leaf in sight, still…
All other Cherry trees appear to be budding…. including the ones in the Tidal Basin.

IMAG0336Spring officially kicks off today. While the next four days reek of warmth, snow is in the forecast for Tuesday. It seems winter is not done yet with it’s mood swings.

But nothing can stop the Cherry Blossoms from blooming…. and before we know it, the heat and humidity, will be upon us and we will be cursing about the heat instead of the cold πŸ™‚

Happy Spring!

Enjoy it while it lasts….

Weekend Wanderings

The downside of living in a touristy town is, one gets to repeatedly revisit the same sights over and over again. But it never seems to tire me…

10In fact, I revisit them on a regular basis… very often πŸ™‚

6either to run, hike or walk…

4There is something to be said about threading the path of giants πŸ™‚

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Springing Forward

While I like to sleep in the extra hour back in November, springing forward in March is so much more endearing to me. Not the least because:

  • Spring is almost here, finally….
  • Sun sets, henceforth around or after 7 pm.
  • Days are longer, and continue to expand all the way from now, until June 21st, the longest day of the year and the official start of Summer (my favorite day!)
  • and continue to provide glorious days of summer until September 23rd, the official start of Autumn, the most beautiful and pleasant days to experience the North East
  • until we spring back again in November, in preparation of Winter
  • not the least until Dec 21st, the shortest day of the year and the official start of Winter
  • and the cycle continues, irrespective of what Punxsutawney Phil says.

The best part of the yearΒ  I enjoy, is almost here….Hurrah for it!

IMG_3776Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this Sunday. Don’t forget to Spring forward.