DC Cherry Blossoms Pop Out

People in Kenwood, MD, viewing cherry blossomsCherry blossoms close up

This past weekend was the National Cherry Blossom Festival here in Washington, D.C., and for once the blossoms cooperated by blooming in conjunction with the festival. Because we’ve had an unusually cold spring followed by a few very hot days, the trees were especially full this season.
Carol Barton and cherry blossomsRather than brave the large crowds on The Mall, I opted to go to the nearby neighborhood of Kenwood, known for its spectacular display of trees. Walking through Kenwood is truly magical, especially once the blossoms start losing their petals–it’s like walking through a shower of pink snow. Crowds of amateur and professional photogrCar tracks in cherry blossom petalsaphers document the event, while neighborhood kids sell cookies and lemonade from stands in their front yards.
If you didn’t make it to see the trees this year, you can still commemorate Japan’s gift to our nation’s capitol by constructing your own cherry blossom pop-up card. Visit http://www.cherryblossompopup.com/

Finished Torii GateTea House Pop-Up Card

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