Every spring I get all envious of the people who venture out to the mall in Washington, D.C. to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom there. I live high in the mountains and while there are many flowering trees here, the mountain spring weather means that often they are only in bloom for a few days before a snowstorm destroys them. One must be quick if one wants to enjoy walking among pink and white blossoms. A few years ago when the capitol building complex was overhauled a gravel running path was put in around the entire grounds and lined with two rows of gorgeous flowering cherry trees. Their blooms are the lightest pinkish white and while the trees are still young, wandering through that tunnel of flowers is something I look forward to every spring. Blue Eyes passes the capitol building every day on his way to work, one day he came home and told me it was time to grab my camera and head up. I got there right at the magic
hour 15 minutes before sunset when the light is the most golden, and I clicked away until my fingers were frozen. A few days later a massive hail storm turn the petals into shredded ribbons; I am so glad I went when I did.
More photos here. What is your favorite part of spring in your city?