Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival




I was in Washington DC last week for a conference. After the conference we stayed over for few days to enjoy the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. I have to say the blossoms in full bloom are a sight to behold. Even though this was our second visit coinciding with the fortnight long festival, the sight of the trees laden with flowers was still as breathtaking. The vision and the splendor erased the memory of airline misplacing my luggage for a full 24 hours!!!!!

The blooms splendid in all their glory also make you conscious of the fleeting quality of life. For these flowers only bloom once at the onset of the spring and that too for a few days. Last year it was almost surreal to see the petals fill the Potomac’s Tidal Basin (trees are planted all around the basin forming a circle) when a strong gust of wind blew them off the trees.

13 comments:

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures Sujata. I am always partial to flowers.

indicaspecies said...

Oh, what a splendid post with gorgeous pictures!

Manpreet said...

BEAUTIFUL, DIVINE,
all your pics are wonderful,
I dont know if you are a pro at pictures, but they are surely the handywork of someone who loves to click click click - in a lovely way...
keep it up

Dr.T. said...

You are good in Photography too. Keep going! Dr.T

Sameer said...

you have amazing collection of photos.. nice blog!

Sujata said...

Thank you Mridula for visiting. I love taking pictures of flowers too.

Indicaspecies- thank you for visiting and appreciating my pictures!

Thank you Manpreet! I enjoy taking pictures, but certainly am not a pro. I love to experiment with angles and subjects. I am glad you enjoyed my pictures. :)

dr t. Thanks for visiting and am glad you liked my pictures.

Thanks Sameer!

backpakker said...

These flowers are enough to wipe all bad memories..lovely photographs.thanks for sharing
lakshmi

Sujata said...

Thank you Lakshmi for such nice comments!

Subhamoy Chakraborti said...

The last one (with the road taking a turn) is my fav..

just a query: is that timestamp really unavoidable? otherwise it becomes the focul point for the viewer..let the viewer move along the road.. :)

Sujata said...

Subhmoy welcome back after such a long gap… I think I can turn the time stamp off- it’s my simple way of giving some semblance of order to my catalog of pictures!
:)

Mohan said...

Nice pics... why don't you use flickr? Your photos look even much better on flickr!

I will be visiting your blog for more of your adventures :)

Sujata said...

Mohan thank you for visiting…I never thought of using Flickr, I will give it a try some time soon.

Looking forward to your future visits and suggestions!
:)

Pinku said...

hi!

very beautiful pictures...am enthralled.

the point u made about life is so true.