Monday, April 5, 2010

Cherry Blossom Girl

So what does Spring + our nation's capital equal?  That's right, CHERRY BLOSSOMS!!  Okay, pretty sure a lot more is  going on in DC than flowers, but literalllllly millions of people descend upon the city to come see these pretty little guys.  And, for all the hype they are quite beautiful, especially when combined with all the other flora that is also blossoming, it makes for pretty happy living.

I must say, I love that there are people out all over the city now, but I happen to both work and attend school downtown, at the doorstep of this little gathering and hordes of people are making my commute a bit more of nuisance than it already is - I mean the metro trains are already packed like sardines at rush hour, now multiply by 10, all the time, and that means times when you can't even board the train but must wait for the next one.  Anyway, I promised my mom I'd take some pictures for her, so here they are mom.

So, as you can hopefully see from this picture, the real trick while taking pictures was how to get a nice picture of the scenery without 600 people in the background.  Pretty pretty tough.

So until I can make it to Japan, I'll have to hop from stone to stone listening to "Alone in Kyoto" by Air like Scarlett in Lost in Translation with these cherry blossoms - not a shabby alternative. Thanks for the trees Japan!


Anandi said...

Gorgeous pictures!
My personal favorites would be the first and the third!!!!!

Kimberly Paul said...

Thanks! I like those ones too.

Pops said...

These are really beautiful photos. You are a very good photographer. I am a fan.
p.s. do these trees produce cherries or are they just decorative?