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:
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:
Kenwood is kind of an upscale area, so you’ll see some pretty grand houses. . . .
I was lucky to be there in late afternoon when the sun was lighting up the blossoms so nicely:
If only they could last for months instead of days. . . .
More on Wednesday.