|Full Moon Cherry Blossom Bloom|
Blooming cherry blossoms – gifted to Washington DC in 1912 by the mayor of Tokyo – are the first signs of spring. The blooms bring thousands of visitors to the tidal basin every year. It’s currently peak bloom and luckily I am here for it…finally. I went Wednesday late afternoon to appreciate the blossoms, the sunset, and the worm moon (name given to the full moon of the month of March). Talk about luck.
Cherry blossoms represent the ephemeral nature of life. The worm moon is so called because in the warming temperatures one can begin to see earthworm castings in the ground. It harkens from Native American cultures. It’s also known to some as the Crow moon because the cawing of crows signals the end of winter. I heard the crows today and it warmed my soul. It really is a special time especially as it’s Easter weekend as well.
|Washington Monument at Twillight|
|Sunset on white cherry blossom blooms|
|That is the blue of the night-sky behind the MLK monument|