Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cotton Candy Monuments

Amidst the busy tourists' squabbling and dusty park benches are friendship trees covered in pink cotton candy.
 ( Right now, the blooms are starting to shift into their green summer coats and the pink blossoms are at the end of their peak time, but, with it being such a late season this year, we still found some.)
Sure we walked at least nine miles today, there were an obscene number of tourists out and proud, and we almost forgot which street the parking garage was on (She: I'm pretty sure it was 12th and 6th off of H.  He: I don't know. It was by a bakery. or deli....), but walking through the sea of pink was actually as beautiful and awe-inspiring as I've heard. 
(the top of the Rotunda @ the Capitol, the Washington Monument, or as I've heard it called,America's largest phallus, and Lincoln Memorial across the Tidal Basin)
(@ the Tidal Basin, a field behind the White House~ after the rugby players cleared out, and a residential street next to Capitol Hill)
One reason I love living here is I love being close enough to a whole other world (you know~~the world from Orwell's fantasies, where strangers are lurking on the rooftops, eyeing you suspiciously, chanting big brother is watching.)  
We thought about waiting in the line of  thousands to go through the White House Gardens, but decided to walk first.  Two hours later and we saw the same people waiting towards the end of the line.... we opted for strolling by the Cherry Blossoms instead and  I think that the Cotton Candy Monuments takes the cake!

(Did you know that "The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages." source)

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  1. Hi there: I've connected to you through the Aloha Blog Hop. Love your design sensibilities. Beautiful blog. I look forward to future posts. Best, KCW