Tuesday, April 3, 2012
DC, Day 1, or How We Are not the Only People with Wonky Late Winter Weather
You see these pictures? Several months ago, when we booked our long weekend in Washington, DC, based on prior experience, we fully expected that we'd be awash in cherry blossoms when we got there. (Heck, the organizers of the 100th anniversary festival expected the same.) But, they got the same heat wave we got, so the flowers were well and truly gone by by the time we got there. (I managed to find a petal or two...)
But the weekend wasn't a total loss. We were there mainly to see BF's brother C and his GF M, so we had a lot of fun hanging out with them. And let's face it, we don't go to DC purely to see plants anyway, though I can certainly find plenty of plant based ways to amuse myself there.
And anyway, it's still warmer down there than it is here, so the trees are starting to leave out, the native flowers trees are going nicely, and there are bulbs of every shape and color out, so it was still fun to walk around and see the outdoor sights.
This was day one - the march around the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Tidal Basin.