One of my favorite things of living in the Washington DC area are the Cherry Blossoms. I love the story behind having those trees here (if you don’t know the story – google it) and I’m generally obsessed with Japanese culture. I look forward to seeing them every year and you kind of have to plan out your visit strategically because they’re only in bloom for a few days.
In the past we’ve gone to the Tidal Basin to look at the Cherry Blossoms but it get’s so full of tourists every year that it sometimes gets a bit overwhelming. This year we decided to check out a local neighborhood in Maryland that is known to be covered in beautiful blossoms.
We decided to take Daisy with us and show her a new area to stiff around. Let me tell you, taking pictures with a dog is an adventure on it’s own. This was the first time we tried to take pictures with her (aside of the thousands of candid iPhone pictures) and let’s just say, we’ll have to work on our animal photography skills :-).
The neighborhood was absolutely magical and it was such a treat to enjoy it without millions of people surrounding us. We got there early in the morning and even though it wasn’t sunny there was a pretty large crowd by the time we left. I’m so glad we checked out this local spot because it made it feel more intimate walking through the residential streets.