It’s that time of year. The time that every Washingtonian waits for as a sign that spring has finally sprung. It’s cherry blossom season & a few weeks ago they were in full bloom.
Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post regularly issue pieces forecasting peak bloom and tourists plan their travels to the nation’s capital just to see them blossom. While most go to the tidal basin near the Jefferson Memorial to see them, they are all around the city and there really isn’t a bad spot to view them. Pro tip: Visiting the tidal basin early in the morning or late in the evening is far better than visiting during the day on the weekend when there are so many tourists that you can barely move!
An interesting tidbit, the cherry blossoms were gifted to the U.S. by Japan in 1912 as a sign of goodwill between the two countries. And today they serve as a very present reminder of the importance of the post-World War II U.S.-Japan alliance.
(Sorry, had to go all Asia policy nerd on you!)
For us, the cherry blossoms signal the birth of Mazie who was born sometime in April. It’s hard to believe that she is already one-year-old. We’ve had her since she was three months, and although she hasn’t always been the easiest pup (potty training was a nightmare), we absolutely adore her and couldn’t imagine life without her. At one, she loves her Kong, tearing up our shoes, and going for long walks to Lincoln Park to frolic with other dogs. She thinks she is a big dog and assumes that everyone — and I mean everyone — automatically wants to play with her and be her best friend. She’s a real lover and her energetic spirit fits in pretty well with our personalities. I know that people often say that owners look like their dogs, but is it possible for them also to have the same personality? She is so intense, not unlike her mama and daddy. 😉
In short, spring is off to a good start. Can’t wait to share with you all some more insider D.C. tips as we relish spring and head into summer!
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 1:9