Cherry Blossom Weekend in DC

Daniel and I just got back from Washington, DC. We drove up for our friends’ wedding celebration, but stayed to explore a little since neither of us had been since high school. We hit some museums downtown and visited the zoo. (By the way the Smithsonian National Zoo has nothing on the North Carolina Zoo!)

The famous cherry blossoms happened to be in full bloom, so I wanted to walk down to the waterfront “real quick” to see them in all their glory. Before we knew it we got sucked into a massive cherry-blossom-seeking mob. There were thousands of people pressing in from all sides trying to get the best look at the blooms. The trees were gorgeous, but I was more focused on resisting the urge to thrash around violently in an attempt to clear myself a bubble of personal space. Thankfully I was able to snap a few photos that I could appreciate later with the mayhem cropped out!

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

20 comments

  1. Louise

    Lovely photos! We have a cherry tree at the front of our house. As soon as the blossom appears the wind gets up, sending flurries of petals that look like pink snow! Our neighbour was trying to vacuum his car the other day, but every time he opened the car doors the blossom blew in!!

  2. Shana

    You take such beautiful photos! what camera do you use? and do you have additional lenses? I like taking pictures when I go on trips but mine never turn out as gorgeous as yours does. Did you take a photography class? Thanks :)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Shana! I use a Canon 5D Mark ii and I only brought my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens on this trip. I’ve never taken a photography class, but I’ve had a lot of practice taking photos for my blog over the past 5 years. ;)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Fall would be a great time to go—maybe you can help her move!

  3. Danielle

    I live just two hours from D.C. so we go up there a lot! I am glad you guys decided to stay a little longer and enjoy the cherry blossoms. Lovely photographs!

  4. Shayla

    Awww, I wish I would have known you were going to be in DC, my husband and I live just outside of the city, we could have met you all for coffee or something. :)

    Glad you enjoyed the Cherry Blossoms, even amidst all the madness.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Awesome! I was pitying of all the poor residents that had to deal with the hoards of tourists roaming the streets. ;)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Kari! Maybe we bumped into each other and didn’t even know it.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks a lot Jennifer! I have considered it, but right now I’m not sure how I would find time to develop another branch of my business. Hopefully one day! :)

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