Wednesday Walk Through the Cherry Blossoms

in #wednesdaywalk3 years ago (edited)


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Today is the perfect day for a perfect day. It is on days like this that I am supremely delighted that most of my days, I consider a perfect day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I am free to wander about in Mother Natures backyard. How can this not be perfect??


Let's go for a #WednesdayWalk hosted by @Tattoodjay. Who's in? Raise your hand high in the air so I can see you from here!


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It's still early here in Washington, DC... but, I think it is a worthy walk to meander down to the Tidal Basin where all the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. I have a cup of Starbucks in my hand because we will be making our way over to the Jefferson Memorial where I like to take in a little people watching as I start my day. The best place to begin is right here, as I just purchased my coffee and I need to cut through the World War ll Memorial to get there. This is the entrance.


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It's still a little early, so a little chilly and not as bright, but, I promise to dial up some sunshine here. The National World War II Memorial is a monument that is dedicated to the Americans who served and to those that supported it from the homefront. My dad wept when he went there for the first time. When he signed up for the Navy, he was only 17 years old. If you know of a relative that served, you can check here to see if their name is in the registry. If it isn't, you can add it.


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I like this bridge with the little peeking holes in it. I feel like about five years old as I bend down to get the view from the hole. I spot the Jefferson Memorial from here. That is where we are headed.


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We can walk through the trees to get to the path along the Tidal Basin. The blooms are opening up, right before my very eyes and they are glorious. In Japanese culture, they symbolize renewal and the fleeting nature of our lives. The cherry blooms last only a short while and then they fall back to the earth in a shower of blossoms.


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People are out wandering about, no matter how early it is. I can come here at 6 am and there will still be people milling about. It is a great place to jog/walk in the morning and it has a path that is off the road. How can you spell perfect?


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The season of the cherry blossoms symbolize spring here. Many are taking advantage of the weather this morning.


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Finally, we have made our way to the Jefferson Memorial where I frequently will come and sit on the stairs with a cup of coffee. Which I will do now. Scooch over. Make room for me please.


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That is the end of my #WednesdayWalk by @Tattoodjay. If you want to read his post with the original rules for the challenge, you can find it here. Thank you for tagging along and I hope you have a most amazing rest of your day!



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they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
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Cherry blossoms, sunshine and a nice walk what a wonderful day it’s going to be thanks for sharing the beauty of this area as well as the somber memorial
Love all the photos especially peaking through the hole especially

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Hehe! I feel like about five years old every time I bend down and peek through there. But, how can you not?? It just begs to be photographed!

I left work and walked it just for you! Well, selfishly, it got me out a little bit too and I need a nice walk on such a beautiful day! It was perfect timing for the post. Thank you for the time and effort of hosting #WednesdayWalk~ It is always a fun day!

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Thats so kind of you to do the walk after work to join in :) truly appreciated
and yes how can one not bend over the peek through that hole I Know I would as well :)
infact its just given me an idea of where to do a walk in the morning if the weather is good which it is looking to be

Oh, now you really have me wondering where you be going? Well I'm glad if you could give you any idea and I am so looking forward to see where you go tomorrow or the next day. Thanks again for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Well its not relate dot peeping through a small hole like I am a five year old, but my mind wandered as it often does, and I ended up thinking of briodges and I thought its been ages since i have been by my favorite bridge in Central Park,

Wow! wow! You really do thinking out the box, don't you? Well I do love Bridges also so I am looking forward to that myself. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your night and your day starts out perfectly awesome

Ohh yes I never know where my mind will head when It gets out of the box 📦
Still thinking of heading there this morning but now thinking of other options also let’s see when I get to Grand Central which way I go

Oh, and you really did not disappoint!!

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Cherry Blossoms.. one of the most photogenic thing ever:D Enjoy this magical season, Denise:)

Aren't they though? I'm not sure what it is because there are so many flowers that are equal is delicate, but the cherry blossom does it for me!

Thank you so much! It is, in fact, the most magical season and I appreciate the well wishes!

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Oh yes I am glad I am not the only one that can get some enjoyment from people watching. Of course that brings to mins street photography. That is my weakest because I am a bit camera shy of shooting people.

Great shots and I love how you are sharing the Spring sights as well as the monuments!

Hehe! I love people watching! They never disappoint, do they? Doesn't have to be funny or they don't have to do handstands. Just being themselves is enough for me. I have gotten the best people shots just by them being themselves.

I only got yelled at one time by a woman in Haiti and other than that, I am discreet and have managed to stay clear of any objections.

Thank you and thanks for coming! Springtime in Washington, DC is really beautiful!

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Oh you should go to a Renaissance Festival. Best people watching, plus the random people are fine with you taking photos! LOL

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I go to them here. They have a boatload of them!

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I've always hope to check out the cherry blossoms someday.

I can't believe you have never seen them! I guess I thought they had them in Singapore! Am I wrong? There are plenty of places and you have to go at least once in your life!

Either that or plant your own tree and enjoy them from your house! )

I have cherry trees here, but, I planted two in my yard!!

Thanks for stopping by Ace! @ace108

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You're welcome. I think they bring it to Gardens by the Bay some years but I never caught the chances.

Will Ace, you ain't dead yet! LOL there's still plenty of time!

Yes, the trick is to...

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Such a perfect day indeed! A lot of people seem to agree as they are there with you on your walk :) That is enjoyable. I love seeing those cherries in bloom. I hope to see one someday. The closest place with a cherry blossom is four hours away from us. Every time we attempted to go there, we always ended up somewhere else lol!

I think that that is so funny! One day, you are going to have to get in that car and just put blinders on and get there to see. That way you can actually say I have been to see the cherry blossoms.

Or not!

There are so many beautiful things in life and they are just one of them. Thank you so much for taking the time to come on my walk with me and I hope that you have a most wonderful day!

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DC is beautiful. If only we could get rid of the lobbyists and those politicians who care more about their donors and other business kickbacks than normal people.

Well I have moved all around the country and was in Texas right before I came to Washington DC. This is my second time living here and I agree with you because in the beginning I8 dreamt and slept politics until I put it on mute and started living my life. Other than that, I love it here.

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I really do need to arrange a trip to Washington. The architecture must be amazing to see in the real. I remember being blown away by the scale in London and Rome. It was a great experience for me. One day maybe. Judging from your beautiful shots, I am guessing that Spring is probably the best time to go. Thanks so much for sharing, Denise:)

You really do need to arrange a trip to Washington, DC! The architecture is absolutely incredible and there is no comparison with Rome and London but it is breathtaking all the same and there are lots of those amazing buildings, but not in the same context as what they have over there. The White House, the Capitol building, and one of my favorite structures, mostly because of the inside was the Library of Congress, where I currently hold a library card. LOL

In my humble opinion spring time is when I would want to go because Summer is full of tourists and it's hot and the winter time is cold. Four would be the second option because it's absolutely incredible but that kind of beauty you can have at home.

Spring it is, Pryde! And if you want to catch the cherry blossoms and it's Festival the beginning of April is best.

Thank you so much for coming by and leaving kind words always.

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What a stunningly beautiful tree !!!! I did not have the opportunity to see it with my own eyes, only in the photo. but I do not think that his beauty would make me come there at 6 in the morning !!!! :))))) I was surprised how many people there are already there in the morning. probably it is not accepted to sleep for a long time in your area :)))

Hehehe ! Sometimes I go before work and have a cup of coffee, me and Jefferson. )

People tend to start work early here and quit early. It makes for a wonderful after work life. Many leave at 2 pm and are done for the day. Some later.

I love getting up early and getting my day going! Even when I didn't work, I still got up early. All my life. :)

I love sitting on the stairs, watching people and drinking coffee!

Thank you for stopping by my friend!

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I always enjoy the walks :)
Coffee and Cherry Blossoms sounds like a perfect day alright <33

Thank you so very much. I love going on Wednesday walk and especially at this time of year when the cherry blossoms Are In Bloom and it can snow blossoms at any moment. It's just breathtaking. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment always.

May your weekend be amazing!

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Thank you so much for the tip
I like your walks and your stories that go with it
so always a pleasure :D

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Thank you for the beautiful cherry trees! I've never been there and it's great to see : )

Someday you should make it a point to come to Washington DC! Museums and galleries are free entry and to me, it always has something going on in the most amazing ways. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment and I hope you have a most wonderful day tomorrow!

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Thank you, you too! I didn't know they were free. It is amazing :)

There is so much free there that it is hard to find things to pay for. Whenever you get ready to come you can always ask me. I'll even give you an itinerary. LOL

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Love the peeking hole bridge photo. :)

Well, you know that I am peeker! ;)

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Yay ! thanks......

Always a pleasure! 💖

while learning about what's been going on in Fukushima, I discovered that it's known to have some of the best cherry blossom spots 👍😄

They say that it is safe to visit and they always show off the most incredible blossoms... If that tells us anything, it may be that the radiation levels are down?

Now, I will have to look it up!

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Oh!! Me too! I am not sure I would have the guts to do it! No matter what the cherry trees say!!

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Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing your walk with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment! It's always a good day when there are cherry blossoms in town! They makes for some of the loveliest pictures and crowds of people come just to see the Tidal Basin filled with its beauty.

I hope you have a most wonderful day tomorrow!

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Dear all this pictures are so beautiful. I love so much the cherry trees😍😍😍😍

Well I am so glad to hear that! The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin at this time of year make for a lovely picture! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely words.

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The cherry blossom looks amazing,in one shot- where you featured the tree, it felt more like a picture straight out of a Japanese garden! Its so beautiful!

Thank you! Did you know that the cherry trees for a gift from Japan? The gifted the United States 3000 cherry trees and perhaps that is exactly why they look like they're from a Japanese garden. Perhaps that's just a guess but that's probably why.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your wonderful words! I hope you have an amazing day tomorrow.

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Nice place with cool weather and a lot of pretty Cherry Blossoms photography.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving your words. The Tidal Basin is a wonderful place inside Washington DC and the cherry blossoms in bloom are very incredible.

I wish you a most incredible day tomorrow!

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Ahhhh...your killing me with these Cherry Blossom trees i love them so much that's one tree i don't see over here. Thanks for showing them to us...Cheers :)

No way! I actually get something that you don't have? I can't believe that for one second. The cherry blossoms are really sweet and I wish you could enjoy them also but you have to really think do I want the weather that supports the cherry blossom? And the answer is probably no being you live in tropical.

Thank you for always taking the time 4 an answer or a comment. I always appreciate it and I want you to have a very good weekend!

Actually i am wrong i did a bit of research on Cheery Blossom trees in Thailand and it tells me they have a university here on very big grounds and they have these trees their i just need to find where this university is in Bangkok and see if i can get some time to go out there i would love to see them :)

Will keep you updated :)

Cherry blossom 🌸 how lovely. It’s still cold here in NJ, I didn’t see any yet. Maybe the upcoming weekend.

I can assure you that you are no longer getting the snow that you were supposed to get on Friday. That should be good news! I'm pushing up warm weather as fast as I can! I forgot that you had come from Florida at some point didn't you?

I know you came to help your daughter I think but what are you a crazy woman! LOL I hope you get your warm-weather soon! thank you for stopping by and as always have a nice day tomorrow.

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Cherry trees burning
Every blossom is ablaze
Uh, here come the cops

Hehehe! OMG! That is pretty funny! :)

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