It is spring deluxe in my part of the world. It really is.
As I have said before, April is the most beautiful month of them all where I live. I’ll be living in a fairytale world for the next couple of weeks.
Peter and I ventured out to Arlington Cemetery on Saturday.
We put some flowers on Peter’s mother’s grave and enjoyed the beauty that always persists on this beautiful and somber cemetery.
Row upon row of white stones in a perfect pattern. No names on them? Oh, I shot this picture from "behind". All graves have an eastern exposure. You see a few names here though, the spouse of the person that have served in one of the six military branches. Peter's mom's stone still faces the east, but the day Peter's dad passes his name will be in front of the stone. When that day comes they will simply flip the stone.
Since DC is right next to said cemetery, we headed there.
Because why not? Easy does it, you just cross Arlington Memorial Bridge and you are in The Nation’s Capital.
We had decided to check out the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin. CLASSIC grounds come spring.
Spring has really sprung in DC
DC is magical during the spring, as I have stated above as well, you can never get enough!
We found a parking space and headed for the blossoms.
Let me tell you one thing, we were not the only one harboring this “unique idea”. For some reason, stupid of US, we thought it was going to be less people watching the cherry blossoms this year due to Covid.
WEEEELLL, that was NOT the case.
It was CRAZY crowded there. INSANE.
All wore masks, but that does not really matter if you are in a big crowd. It was SO off-putting that we made the visit super short. I did not even visit my favorite spots, we just took a short walk. I photographed a bit, and then we got the hell out of there. It felt like a super spreader event …
The blooming cherry trees in DC are past peak as well. But, they are still lovely.
Here in the northwestern suburbs, the early cherry blossom trees are also past peak now, but still glorious.
This stage passes so fast. If you blink you’ll miss it.
No, it was not super warm in DC as you can see on my outfit. It was quite windy and around 50 F (10 C)
The Capitol Building.
It’s been a lovely weekend weather wise. It was a bit cold on Saturday, but Sunday delivered BIG time.
Oh yea, Easter came and went, too.
BUT, that fact just flew by here at my casa … Classic, with zero regrets.
I hope YOU had a wonderful, cozy and long holiday.
I wish you a great Tuesday!