We visited Washington, DC, last weekend in spite of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Crowded it was but we had a wedding to witness.
To get to it you had to squeeze past the Cherry Blossom Parade and the adjacent festival. The tiny pink flowers were all over making slender trees look like bunched up cotton candy.
I found it interesting to see them intermingled with flotsam in the Tidal Basin.
You had to get up at sunrise too avoid the masses. Where there were 4000 tourists in front of the White House on Saturday afternoon, in Sunday morning there were were just the two of us.
I thought we might see the President stepping out in his bathrobe to fetch the paper. If he did, I was prepared to wave and say "Hello!".
We did not see him. Michelle her husband were probably sleeping in.
Francesca and I stopped by the Viet Nam Memorial to say hello to three old friends, Bucky, Bruce, and Ron.
Jellyfish fossils found in Kansas, some 30-inches long.
One of the planes my father flew (in the 40's) for Eastern Airlines.
What it will look like when the world ends,
The river we must cross, before it ends, to find salvation,
What our states look like on TV, and
Hawaii and Alaska were there too, off to the side. St Croix was not included because it is only a territory.
The art above was photographed at the Smithsonian Museum of America Art.
Alice in Cherryland