Living in Washington, D.C. when Josh was stationed there from 2003 to 2008 was not always easy, but there were two events that I loved, and we tried our best to experience annually: Cherry blossom time in the spring and Christmas at the White House in December.

Since it is cherry blossom time in Washington, D.C. now (article linked here about how peak bloom was March 25), I thought I would post about it. It’s been 9 years now since we moved back to SoCal after living in D.C., but I imagine that it is still much the same and still beautiful during cherry blossom time.

The following pictures are all from either April 2006 or April 2008.

Two-year-old Corran at the Washington Monument. This boy is now taller than I am! At this age, Corran was very interested in space shuttles and rockets, so to him the Washington Monument was a “rocketship stuck in the ground.”

Cherry tree with washington monument

Cherry tree by the Washington Monument – April 2006

cherry blossoms

It is magical to walk under these trees. Yes, there were crowds everywhere, but somehow, it didn’t matter very much. We were all there to experience beauty.

These, of course, are not cherry blossoms! These are tulips at the Floral Library run by the National Park Service. The Floral Library was always a must-see when we were at the Tidal Basin for the cherry blossoms. It is a lovely photo opportunity and a wonderful place to take your children.

cherry blossoms with the jefferson memorial

Jefferson Memorial with cherry blossoms in foreground

A close-up of the cherry blossoms.

When you visit D.C., be prepared to walk, and walk, and walk some more! We went to this area numerous times when we lived there and still did not get to everything that there is to see!


The White House in spring

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  1. Jane K Dolan

    You have some lovely memories of the Cherry Blossoms in DC. I realize I took it for granted when the cherry blossoms were in bloom. I wished I had some pictures like you did around the DC area. Thank you for sharing your memories of this great city.

    1. Lynn-Marie

      Thanks so much for reading, Jane! We did make some great memories in DC and would not mind going back for a visit someday 🙂 I don’t envy Josh having to drive around downtown DC during Cherry Blossom time, but sometimes, we’d take the Metro in (which was easier) or we could park on the Ellipse, since Josh was working for the White House.

  2. soberinvegas

    so beautiful!!! thank you for sharing these awesome pictures! : )

    1. Lynn-Marie

      My pictures don’t do the cherry blossoms justice, but I’m glad I could share just a part of their beauty here 🙂

  3. A_Boleyn

    Cherry blossoms are a showy event whether in Washington or in Japan where the event is a national holiday and is featured in song according to what I’ve read. I think I’ve glimpsed a cherry tree or two locally but nothing like that. And the tulips … well you know my connection to tulips. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your memories and pictures.

    1. Lynn-Marie

      I imagine the cherry blossoms are even more beautiful in Japan! The cherry trees in DC are definitely priceless gifts that should be treasured.

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