Saturday, March 24, 2012

Annual Hanamatsuri

I was so excited to go to the D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival this year.

Being among the cherry blossoms makes me so nostalgic for Japan. Hana=flower, matsuri=festival.

With all the warm weather, the blossoms were a couple weeks early this year.

The sky was so blue. I love walking under the soft, pink flowers.

To make it even more special, it is the 100th anniversary of the trees being gifted by Japan to our nation's capital.

We picked a beautiful day and we had the company of wonderful friends.

A motley looking crew.

Here we are.

My little lady.

The little inch worms were a favorite.

We took our wagon again.

Rosie travels in style.

Stopping for lunch under a blooming magnolia tree. The huge petals kept falling on our heads and Rosie tried to eat one.

I already can't wait to go again next year.


The two old crows said...

You have such a beautiful family. I love all the photos. Maybe Sid and I will have to go next year and see the blossoms. We haven't done that yet.

Mad Hadder said...

I keep trying this! Those cryptic codes. Dang 'em! I can smell those blossoms. Reminds me of a handful of times when my timing put me in DC during this time of year. Go Japan!!