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When we moved in to our new place we found that there was a tree in our neighbors backyard that hung into ours quite a bit. That was fine, whatever. When late March arrived and buds started to grow on the tree, I started to get a little excited. And then, last night, the buds basically exploded into perfect, little, white cherry blossoms.

What a fun and pretty sight out of my kitchen window 🙂

Yay for being “on a roll!” Ha, just kidding. I really have better stuff to do. Like MY JOB.

I just realized I never posted any cherry blossom pictures from when I went to DC with a Flickr friend the other week. And since today is gross and dreary, and most of the cherry blossoms have lost their perfect, little petals, I thought it would be nice to post a few little pretties on here.


This one is foggy and not so generally “pretty”, but there’s something about the grey and lonely that is soothing. For some reason.


Bryce took quite a liking to the cherry blossoms. It was her first time ever seeing them and she loved just taking it all in.


Some cherry blossoms with the Jefferson Memorial behind them. This place always holds special memories for me 🙂


The Washington Monument framed with some petals. You know, I’ve lived in the DC area for a good 90-something % of my life and have never been inside the monument. One day!

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The above two pictures are my friend Ingrid who I met on flickr. She met up with me and Bryce, with two of her four kiddos, and we walked around taking some pictures of the trees and then went for lunch at Teaism. Please go there someday 🙂


Here’s her little boy and girl. ADORABLE children 🙂

We found a photographers and childs heaven near the Monument. There was a beautiful canopy of trees surrounding us and it snowed petals. What magic!


The sky wasn’t blue, but it made for a nice diffuser when taking pictures of the trees. I do prefer a white background here over a blue one. It makes it a little more surreal to me.

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Here are Ingrid’s kids again. Seriously, they are just so precious!


It appears that the Cherry Blossoms are not the only pretty flowers in DC during the festival! These tulips are just lovely! There were so many other colors, but I enjoyed the red and yellow ones the best. They were so striking.


Again, not a cherry blossom picture, but I love it. The fog is so pretty to me 🙂

We had such warm weather the other day. It was 60 degrees (+) in January! So we had to take advantage of it and the five of us (our housemates, Dave and Lauren), and the two dogs, went for a walk! We had started walking right around when the sun was on its way down and the light was just wonderful 🙂

We gave Bryce a water bottle to hold while we were waiting for Dave and Lauren to arrive, and I tell you what.. she held on to that thing like it was her favorite blanket. The entire walk! She didn’t move, she just clung to it like a monkey to a banana (that was a bad analogy, but I couldn’t think of anything else!)

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Here’s some prettiness that we saw along the way:


I loved these bushes, the branches were such a beautiful red,


Oh these poor little flowers… they were so cute, small and.. dead… Perfectly (almost) preserved in the latest frost.


This one’s not particularly wonderful, i just love how the sun was shining through and made the branches appear like there was a large spider web laying inside:


This is my favorite picture of the week! Some pretty Juniper berries and bokeh galore! I just love it 🙂


I was trying to take a picture of this tree and every picture I took just looked lame, so I took the focus all the way back and got a much better result. I love the sun dot bokeh on the bottom.


Just some pebbles with long shadows,


This was taken at the end of our walk. See how she’s still holding on to that bottle? She is one determined little girl. Her poor, chubby fingers were frozen by the time we were finished, but she was quite content 🙂



I took a walk to Trader Joes the other day to get some Root Beer, because I had a craving, and there was some of the most beautiful fall light in the sky, so I brought my camera along with me. The first picture is my favorite, I have no idea what these little rag-weeds are (well, maybe they are rag-weeds! ha!), but they were pretty and golden in the afternoon sun.

I know this one doesn’t really go with the theme, but the tree was too pretty to leave out 🙂