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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A few weeks ago we made it to the Cherry Blossom Festival and it was wonderful. We were only 2 days behind peak
It is almost magical and I don't mind the crowds during this time because it always makes me so happy to see so many enjoying the monuments, no matter what their motive is to come.
I was feeling sick on this day and looked horrible but wanted to figure out a way to take a photo of me and the blossoms. I loved how this turned out shooting into the sun! I will keep this one forever of my time in D.C.
I took this photo for David and Lenessa (my brother and Sister in law) On their first trip to the Jefferson Memorial they were the only ones there! The only ones. This photo will help them appreciate the beauty of that moment even more!
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President Obama gets to see the blossoms from a beautiful view!!!




Totally unrelated I am trying my hand at something I have always wanted to learn how to do. Paint! Here is my first attempt at doing Sally Jane. I have a lot to learn but it is so fun!!!


15 comments:

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics......I grew up there and the Cherry Blossoms are one of the things I miss the most!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I LOVE THE LITTLE GIRL!!!! So cute. I have also always wanted to paint, but am so picky. That looks AWESOME!!!!

LJ and DC said...

Woah, Kristi, seriously there are a MILLION people there. That Jefferson is my absolute favorite, and SO gorgeous with all the cherry blossoms. Divine!

amy m said...

your cherry blossoms are beautiful. thanks for sharing your spring, it looks like winter for me.

wende said...

oh man i miss d.c. so much. i have got to get back there soon, i'm dying to take my kids to all the cool monuments and museums. my only problem is i can't decide if we should go in the spring time for the cherry blossoms or in the fall for the gorgeous leaves. so glad you get to enjoy both!

and cute cute cute little girl, i knew it was sally jane before i read it. great job.

deidra said...

My husband has performed at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom festival. Those crowds are great if you're a performer and they're into you!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Is the smell as heavenly as it should be?

Sally Jane looks just like Sally Jane.

Anne said...

I didn't get out to see the cherry blossoms this year (other than running beside them). I'm really sad. Great pics!

Christine said...

We were just out your way to visit my parents for the first time! We flew out during the peak blossom time but everytime we considered going down to see them we were sidetracked by all the monuments or too tired from pushing a double stroller everywhere, then all the blossoms blew off. Oh well we had fun exploring the rest of DC. We have a list of things to do when we go back!

Sharon C. said...

The cherry blossoms are beautiful, and your little Sally Jane figurine is precious.

Cristin@Serendipity said...

Thanks for giving Lisa the Cherry Blossom tip...Kenwood was amazing!

{It was so fun getting together for dinner! You are a gem!}

Love your little sally jane...

tootie said...

I miss the cherry blossoms! They are so beautiful, and I never get tired of looking at pictures of them!

Jill said...

I adore that photo of you with the cherry blossoms and the sun, what a great shot!

I always love your photos from the Cherry Blossom festival, they're stunning.

The little painted Sally Jane is darling!

michelle said...

I wish I could be there for the cherry blossoms. That self-portrait is amazing! Great capture.

I love your little Sally Jane. I've wanted to make some of those dolls as well. I think you did a great job!

Natasha said...

Beautiful pics - what a wonderful opportunity to live where you live!