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 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…