My nephew lives in Arlington, VA – and we took this “looking up” photo while visiting him in 2012 – he took us all to a nice lunch that day and when I saw this photo today – I felt, well, – “happy” (hate that word – but that is what I felt…)
I also love having old photos scroll on my screen saver for this very reason – to see random pictures and then remember when….
I also thought it was perfect for the “Look up, Look down, challenge” from Travel with intent -(week 22)
Oh, and a bit of FYI – did you know that the D.C. area has a Cherry Blossom Festival each spring? – and you can see the area via WEBCAM – so beautiful!!
Here is the info from the Gov website:
A Gift of Beauty and Friendship:
The beautiful and delicate cherry blossoms cultivated in the National Mall and Memorial Parks have inspired generations of viewers since 1912. A gift from Japan, the flowering trees symbolize friendship between nations, the renewal of spring, and the ephemeral nature of life. Blooming occurs between mid-March and mid-April depending on the species of tree and annual environmental conditions.
Also, one more tidbit to share: We only have ONE of the trees left that the
cheap builders put in our initial landscape (the rest have been replaced), but the final one happens to be a flowering Cherry (like the ones in D.C.), but sadly this one has problems and may not be savable – but we have been trying….