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.
what amazing photos!!! Thanks, Carole for sharing them…..Shelley
Thanks, Shelley. It’s an amazing place. 🙂
This is magical…
I’m so glad we went. Didn’t realize they were out so early and almost missed the blossoms, Caroline.
That would have been a pity. For us as well. 🙂
Wow, that’s breathtaking. Your photos are stunning – thanks for sharing the beauty!
Thank you so much.
Utterly, utterly magnificent! (And so’s the photographer.)
You are too kind. 🙂
Beautiful photographs! I know Kenwood well because I went to Westland middle school for a year. Again these are amazing photos..
Thanks so much. How fortunate for you!
Do you have a comment box on your blog? I wasn’t able to find it. . . .
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 😀
That is so sweet!
Wow…that doesn’t even look real. How beautiful!
It is kind of a magical place.
Spectacular display! One year I’ll have to see this, walk those streets. Thanks for putting these images out here, Carole.
You would love it, Cheryl.
I wish I could have seen these in person…..maybe next year!!! What beautiful, beautiful pictures! I loved them all!
Thanks for stopping by, Dianne! You have many more years to see them. 🙂
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Magnificent! I wonder if the cherries are as good on those old trees.
They’re only for show–no fruit, alas.
Driving under those blossoms must feel like being part of some triumphal procession!
How utterly GORGeous! and how lucky for you to be there at that time!
Beautiful photos! I would love to visit there someday when they are in bloom!