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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sweet Saturdays at the Cherry Blossom Festival

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself. 
Wallace Stevens 


It's Cherry Blossom Time in Washington, DC
In 1912, an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees was bestowed on Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan. Rooted strongly and surviving outside elements, the trees have withstood the test of time – 
This year, In celebration of the Cherry Blossom Centennial, Washington, D.C will paint the town PINK - for the nation's greatest springtime celebration....
The National Cherry Blossom Festival....currently in progress

A living reminder of International Friendship, the celebration will run through April 27, 2012
For more information, visit the Nationalcherryblossomfestival. org

A pretty sweet way to spend a Saturday,  I must say!

I am sharing these beautiful photos with my friends over at

What are you up to this Saturday?






14 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Heather ~ beautiful photos ~ sweet blossoms! thanks, namaste, ^_^

Christine said...

wow would love to visit there one day!

Brian Miller said...

oh i so love going to DC for the cherry blossom festival...will probably go up in a week of two....

happy saturday!

Diana Evans said...

oh I wish I was there walking among all of these amazing trees .....wow!! this looks amazing....Spring is so beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for joining us for Sweet Saturdays Heather!!!!

Catherine... said...

Wonderful... :)

Crystal said...

Since I live only 40 miles away, I usually go to the cherry blossom festival every year. This year is the first year in a lot of years I doubt I will make it. Raining today ;-(

Cottage Remnant said...

oh, it must smell wonderful there....a delight to lots of senses.

blessings,
Cindy♥

Simona Cordara said...

Cherries are blossoming here in Italy, too. I love them!

Betsy said...

I want to go! ha. I see it on the news every year and marvel.

DoodleDesign said...

WoWwww! So nice :)

kat said...

Hello Heather, yes it's that time of year here too, trees all fluffy pinky, white,sooo beautiful!
It's the first Spring week-end and I'm just loving the freshness of early Spring, the little buds and a visit to the gardening centre, where I came upon these beautiful blue orchids, amazing. I want to go back to take some photos! Enjoy your week-end and the arrival of Spring!

Za faran said...

Lovely lovely trees! oh, how pretty and what a lovely gift between two countries! It makes the heart glad just to see these pictures, so, imagine being there! Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Heather! I laughed when I say the first photo. I have almost the same exact image on my camera right now, took it while walking the dog. I love the blooms this time of year too.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh how beautiful! That does look like a perfect way to spend a Saturday! :)