springtime in d.c.

This is one of my favorite times in D.C. Рlong and glorious spring days. I love the longer days, the warmth, the breeze, the flowers, and the happier dispositions of D.C. habitants and visitors alike. New life is breathed into the city. People are out and about, animals pop out more, tulips and cherry trees open up.

Cherry blossom season is always a crazy, wonderful time in D.C. The cherry trees bloom all over the District but most noticeably and famously at the Tidal Basin, where 1.5 million people flock to every year. There was no exception this year, despite the cold front that nearly ruined all potential blooms. However, flowers are some of the most resilient things in nature and we were fortunate enough to witness plenty of these irrepressible blossoms spring to life.

After the cherry blossom season comes the tulip season. You can find these perennials all over the city but most notably at the Floral Library, the National Arboretum, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Brookside Gardens, and Hillwood Estate. Anytime I see a bed of tulips, I can’t help but stop and admire these blushing beauties.

With that, enjoy the gorgeous flowers and flowering trees below!

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Magnolia trees in the Smithsonian Garden

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colorful colorado

For the 4th of July weekend, I was able to take a 5-day trip to the Centennial State. The plan was to visit Rocky Mountain National Park (hereto abbreviated as RMNP) and Aspen. Get in touch with Nature, hike, and decompress. Mission accomplished.

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meadowlark gardens

If you’re ever in Vienna, VA (only 30 minutes from D.C.) and have a hour or two to spare, I’d highly recommend checking out Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. You’d be looking at 95 acres of gardens with blooming florals, fauna, majestic lakes, ornamental displays, gazebos, and even a Korean Bell Garden. Pictures speak more than words, so I will just leave you all with the photos I took from my recent visit.

In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks.

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