Saturday, April 04, 2009

Craig talked me into going to the Cherry Blossom Festival today. It is probably the most packed you will ever see Washington D.C. every year People come form all over the world to see the almost 100 year old cherry blossom trees around the tidal basin at their peak bloom.

Being a true introvert, I loathe huge crowds. My husband is a huge extrovert, so this paired with a historical and cultural event is right up his alley. Needless to say I couldn't take more than about an hour of shuffling around the basin walk with thousands of people all there to look at trees. It is all too much for me.

I am off to Virginia Beach for the next week to visit family. My brother in law, my younger sister's husband, is returning from Iraq any day now from deployment two and my older sister and her kids are going up from Atlanta. An all around family affair. Hopefully, I can handle the "crowd."

Happy artworking to you all, my friends. I look forward to seeing what you have made.

Craig took this lovely photo today. That is the Jefferson Memorial across the water.


Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Tracey,

I envy you this lovely spring day in DC. My thanks to Craig and you for sharing this photo. We've had an icy, snowy, windy day here in Colorado...aka Spring in the Rockies :D

I'm with you, not a fan of huge crowds either. Enjoy your family week, I'm sure you will. Happy to hear your brother-in-law is returning from Iraq; that's a real blessing!

L.Holm said...

Cherry blossoms on the mall ! You're a brave woman!! Gorgeous shot!
Safe travels, and good luck w/your family : )

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a gorgeous day to see the cherry blossoms. Have a wonderful time visiting family. Find a quiet place to crawl into now and again!