I travel extensively but at times I neglect writing about the city of my residence Washington, DC. In the spring Washington is breathtaking when the Cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. The trees bloom for a very short period and these majestic creations of nature are just a tad ephemeral. The blooms fall so quickly and if there is a hint of rain then they are washed away.

Washington, DC is just stunning this time of year and the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom over the weekend of April 11th. Tourist and locals descended upon the tidal basin to admire these cherry trees gifted by the government of Japan. The reflection of the tress around the glistening water of the tidal basin is stunning with the Jefferson Memorial placed in the middle of all this natural beauty.

Another fantastic and less crowded venue to view the cherry blossom trees is West Potomac Park and Hanes point. Haines point is at the tip of West Potomac Park overlooking Reagan National airport on one side and the DC marina on another just a short walk from the bustling tidal basin. It is a beautiful and more manageable site to see all the cherry trees lined around the water. A perfect venue to stroll, bike, have a picnic or just relax & contemplate.

If you missed a visit to Washington, DC to see the cherry blossoms this year then make a plan to see them in 2016! It is truly worth the time & effort as they are truly mesmerizing.