Cherry Blossoms v Azaleas

I like azaleas. I like their bold, unapologetic colors. Azaleas grow within reach, not far from the ground and they hold nothing back. They don’t like being cut or shaped, they want to be what they will and they stand out proudly from the rest of the greenery when in bloom. By contrast, cherry blossoms…

Blossoms Part 2 (with some fluff)

This week has really been all about puppy pose.  I’ve been taking yoga again for the first time in about 10 years, which means that child’s pose is actually my jam right now.  (I’m so sore!)  But puppy pose came up again last night as I watched my son drop to all fours, front leaned…

Blossoms, Part 1

The Maryland neighborhood of Kenwood is almost as popular a tourist attraction as the Tidal Basin during DC’s brief cherry blossom season.  Vehicle traffic is closed and parking restricted during peak weekends, permitting waves of people to walk along cherry blossom lined streets and parks.  Neighborhood children set up  lemonade stands outside their houses and…

A DC area promise

Every year there’s a warm snap late in February here in DC.  All the moms are on the playground, the kids who aren’t ordinarily wearing shorts year round are wearing shorts and an airy buzz about the cusp of spring is jumping off everyone’s tongue. I raise my face to the warm sun, take it…