Not my typical hiking post, but I had a fun day touring the capital with my parents.
We had originally planned this tour to take place at peak cherry bloom, but that didn’t happen because the cherries bloomed early this year and, well, I always say you can’t make a date with nature. The day before this there was a huge snowstorm (during which me and several family members and a friend were out four hours doing a half marathon/marathon). A few of the sheltered trees were still blooming though.
It was a cold morning that turned into a lovely day. Warning: several photos of my adorable parents included in this post.
Bright and early and cold
Tourists everywhere 😛
I like the structure of the elms
The cherries may be mostly done but the oaks are just starting
Silly ornamental cherries
The Washington monument has taught me that I can’t take a straight photo to save my life
I was mostly excited about the roof of the Jefferson memorial
Silly tourists are always in the way
I love that this tree is still alive
Jefferson memorial from the other side
Cherries in bloom!
Several trees blooming in the shelter of the FDR memorial
Dogwood blossoms are pretty, but deceptive. Those are sepals, not petals!
A good quote for me from FDR
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (and Washington monument, you can see that everywhere)
Everyone gets so excited about tulips and I’m trying to care
I ❤ elm trees
Korean war memorial
I like this because these guys are in a war surrounded by tourists
Ah, these guys are cute!