|This is the time of the year when the cherry trees are in full bloom around here in the Greater Washington Area, and I am sure, in a lot of other places. For the last couple of years, I have made the trek to the Tidal Basin in Washington DC and I have stood in awe at the beauty of the flowering trees around the basin in the early morning, when the sun is just raising in the east and casting a magical glow on the flowers. The price of admission is that you have to be there by sunrise and you have to brave the crowds, even on weekdays.
We have a cherry tree in our backyard and it blooms beautifully; it has grown from a spindly twig of a tree a few years back into a beautiful, robust specimen of a cherry tree now. I addition, we have a flowering quince bush, and both the cherry tree and the quince bush bloom at the same time, so this year, given the profusion of flowers right outside my back door, spiked with a good doses of laziness, I stayed home to admire what I have at home and photograph what I could without getting up early. Here are the results