Cherry Blossoms All Over the Place

There’s a lovely neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, called Kenwood. Every year, twelve hundred Yoshino cherry trees put on an incredible show rivaling the display around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

We were there last week and saw street after street that looked like this:

Blossom Land

Every year, I forget just how enchanted the place looks. I think the blossoms in Kenwood are prettier, because they’re not as faded as the trees in D.C. It’s surprising, because many of the trees in Kenwood are over seventy-five years old.

I like the way some of the blossoms grow right out of the trunk:

cherry blossoms, trunk

blossoms & trunk

Kenwood is kind of an upscale area, so you’ll see some pretty grand houses. . . .

Kenwood house

Kenwood manse

I was lucky to be there in late afternoon when the sun was lighting up the blossoms so nicely:

sunlit blossoms

If only they could last for months instead of days. . . .

canopy

More on Wednesday.

{carole}

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25 Responses to Cherry Blossoms All Over the Place

  1. Shelley says:

    what amazing photos!!! Thanks, Carole for sharing them…..Shelley

  2. Caroline says:

    This is magical…

  3. Dounia says:

    Wow, that’s breathtaking. Your photos are stunning – thanks for sharing the beauty!

  4. Ms. Spock says:

    Utterly, utterly magnificent! (And so’s the photographer.)

  5. Beautiful photographs! I know Kenwood well because I went to Westland middle school for a year. Again these are amazing photos..

  6. delicieux says:

    Aww cherry blossoms are so beautiful, and magical too. I remember my Grandmother had a cherry blossom tree, and apparently when I was little I swore that fairies lived in it and insisted on calling it the fairy tree. Whenever I speak to her now she always tells me how the fairy tree is doing :D

  7. TBM says:

    Wow…that doesn’t even look real. How beautiful!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Spectacular display! One year I’ll have to see this, walk those streets. Thanks for putting these images out here, Carole.

  9. Dianne Ellwein says:

    I wish I could have seen these in person…..maybe next year!!! What beautiful, beautiful pictures! I loved them all!

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  11. Lady Jennie says:

    Magnificent! I wonder if the cherries are as good on those old trees.

  12. Patti says:

    Driving under those blossoms must feel like being part of some triumphal procession!

  13. S.P. says:

    How utterly GORGeous! and how lucky for you to be there at that time!

  14. Danielle says:

    Beautiful photos! I would love to visit there someday when they are in bloom!

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