April Cherry Blossom Photo Shoot

For our photo shoot in April we went to downtown DC for annual cherry blossom festival (Thanks Penny!) It was a lot of fun, and I was VERY grateful for Penny driving us there.

I am still terrified to drive on the interstate roads here.

I did once, it was an awful experience that ended with me in tears, sobbing on the phone with Brad, trying to figure out how in the heck I was supposed to get to his work.

Anyways, the cherry blossoms were so beautiful.

 

 

So, the significance of the cherry blossoms is because in 1912, the people of Japan sent around 3,000 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship. First Lady Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two cherry trees on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin. These two original trees are still standing today near the John Paul Jones statue at the south end of 17th Street. Normal cherry trees don’t live past 50 years or less, these trees have doubled their life expectancy, despite all the people who visit and walk on their roots and touch the trees.

Ok, enough history, here’s the pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to April Cherry Blossom Photo Shoot

  1. Sandy says:

    I would be afraid of those roads too! Katelyn is so beautiful! Hope all is well with you guys!

  2. Erin says:

    These are so fantastic! You certainly have an eye for photography! Happy November 🙂

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