Thursday, March 17, 2011

Those Places Thursday - Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. is fast approaching. The festival celebrates the gift of cherry trees presented to First Lady Helen Herron Taft in 1912 from the mayor of Tokyo. It is truly breathtaking to see the trees in full bloom surrounding the tidal basin!

To read more visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website.

Thank you to the people of Japan for this wonderful gift. We will continue to keep your entire nation in thought and prayer.



  1. Beautiful photos! They make me want to visit!

  2. I've never seen the Washington Cherry Blossoms, but we are going this year and I'm SO excited! Your photos really have me looking forward to it.

  3. I just looked at your Resources page. What great info! I just found my dad's patent from 1949 on Google patent that I didn't know about until I saw it on your page. Thanks!

  4. We had Cherry Blossoms on our campus in Pennsylvania and it was a beautiful time of year to sit at the Millersville pond with the swans and blossoms.

    A beautiful post and beautiful tribute to a country going through so much right now.