Spring has finally arrived, although with today’s temperature (44 degrees) and cloudy drizzle, it may as well be February. However, a quick survey of area parks provide an abundance of cherry blossoms waiting for the peak day. On this particularly cloudy day, I had a chance to enjoy Spring’s showcase of cherry blossoms before the peak, day, hour or minute. …Ideally, the peak is predicted for March 28 thru April 2, 2011. However, the cold temps and rainy wet weather may have delayed the actual peak. Not wanting to endure the crowds at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, I ventured to Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. At Brookside Gardens, I was able to enjoy the solitude and take in the beauty of the the season without the crowds. No, I didn’t get the post card shot of the Washington and Jefferson Monuments framed with Cherry Trees, but I came back with the simple beauty of tree trunks and branches dappled in soft pink petals.
Simple Pleasures … Cherry Blossoms Gallery