We left a cold and bare Washington, DC behind for our Florida beach trip over the weekend. And what do you know, we come home to a spring wonderland. It was like DC had thawed while we were away! Of course my allergies are killing me (the real first sign of spring,) but the trees are so colorful and fluffy with floral blooms – it’s just breathtaking!
In just a few short weeks, we will all be whining about summer heat and planning family beach vacations.
But for now, we are LOVING this gorgeous pink canopy and the sweet smell of blooms that greet us every time we leave the house. Our new home has a cherry blossom tree on the patio and one in the courtyard out front. So pink petals are literally in your face when you try to leave, forcing you to duck in order to leave the house.
But they are so stunning, I can’t help myself from snapping photos of all the amazing flowers each time I leave the house. It’s really making my dog walks more colorful. Here are a few (too many, probably??) photos of our cherry blossom spring view.
Since they are much more vibrant and bloomed later than the famous Washington, DC cherry blossoms, I figured these are a little different. According to Google, these are Kwanzan Cherry Blossom trees we are seeing.
I feel so lucky to have such a great view of spring from our front door and am trying to soak it all up before they are gone too soon. Happy spring!