Friday, April 9, 2010

The National Arboretum

Last week I had the immense joy of visting the National Arboretum.   As luck would have it the cherry blossoms were peaking and the sight of them was simple breathtaking.  Each blossom became a poem, beckoning me to read it...savour it. 

The arboretum is also home to am amazing bonsai collection. I find the art of bonsai fascinating...the discipline and devotion involved is so inspiring.

This specimen has been in training for nearly 400 years. 

Above all it was a glorious day to share the beauty of spring with my children.  And Jedi battles with Grandpa of course.......


Amanda said...

What blessing to be there at the perfect time! Its a sight I've always wanted to see!

softearthart said...

What beautiful blossoms cheers Marie