Saturday, March 28, 2009

Washington DC

I'm playing catch up today after 3 weeks of trips to the East coast. Whew I'm pooped!

First trip was to Washington DC to meet up with a dear friend from my Amsterdam days. (This is who the 'here and there' scarf is for... sadly it didn't get finished in time. What was I thinking -- a 72inch cable scarf, in skinny yarn, in a week? Next time I should plan for a cowl!)

It was my first trip to DC and I fell in love with the city. Unfortunately I was just a couple of weeks too early for all the Cherry Blossoms to be in bloom (I envision that the city must look spectacular at this time).  But still Spring was in the air with a few early bloomers, budding magnolias and daffodils. Beautiful.

Since it was a short visit, we started by jumping on one of the tour buses to get a sense of the city with great commentary from the guide along the way.

There's so much to see and do, I was a little sad that I didn't have the time to visit at least one of the many museums, and the botanical gardens. I think you could spend years in the city and still not feel like you'd experienced all it had to offer. But I did get to see The White House, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. I'll certainly be returning at some time.
Then it was back to Colorado (aaah) for 2 days before my next trip to New York...

Hope you are also enjoying some relaxing time this weekend,


Anonymous said...

Great photos! Cherry blossoms must be one of my favoritest things about Spring. :)

tiennie said...

Ack. That comment was from me. Don't know why I accidentally hit anonymous.

lucy said...

the blossoms are cheery. enjoy your spring!

Kim said...

You are busy! I haven't been to Washington since I was little. We went during Cherry Blossom time and it is stunning.

Bea said...

Lovely photos. Love the shots of the birds. It sounds like it was a good trip. I love DC.

Oiyi said...

I have wondered where you dissappeared to. Hope your trips were fun.

Joanne said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful. I aspire to your abilities. I've signed up for a photography course at ACC and hope that they will et me on my way. I want to learn everything, macro, nature, and mostly concert photography.

You have a great talent, Sam!!

Anonymous said...

wow... Washington seems to be very beatiful from your words: I would like to visit it!
What a nice pics: also here in Italy magnolias are in bloom and they have many smelling flowers: I love this plant!
Have a relaxing weekend you too!