Oliver and I went out to Potomac Park for a bumpy stroller ride to look at the cherry blossoms.
More cherry blossoms! Because, why not?
We have a tall cherry tree in the backyard, so I don’t need to go all the way down to the Tidal Basin to see blossoms. They’re a bit far up there though, so it’s a good opportunity to use one of my longer lenses. For this I used my favorite, a 135/3.5 Super Takumar, with an extension tube for closer focusing.
I got brave last weekend and rode the bike down to Hains Point. It turned out to be a traffic nightmare and the bike and I got pretty hot, but I did manage to find a parking spot along the Potomac side of Potomac Park, where there were plenty of blossoms and not very many people.
Yesterday the Tidal Basin was way too crowded so today I decided to make a Metro-and-foot trip down, knowing rain and Monday would thin the crowds a bit. The rain and wind weren’t fun, but the Tidal Basin was very quiet and the blanket of petals all over everything was well worth getting a little wet.