OH BOY WHAT A GREAT BLOSSOM VIEW by lesip

OH BOY WHAT A GREAT BLOSSOM VIEW

Plans were to visit the blossoms tomorrow with two girlfriends but with rain in the forecast I knew today just might be the blossoms farewell tour 2015. We have rescheduled for Wednesday but it not looking good with the amount of blossoms flying off the trees. (That shot in my extras album) Up at 5am, out the door 5:30 and on the metro at a couple minutes before 6 ( first train out). Got into DC at 6:30 as the sun started to rise. Almost totally overcast :-( but I walked to the basin and got a couple shots before heading to the Washington Monument to hopefully score a ticket to travel up the Washington Monument. Got in line an hour before the ticket booth opened and thought the line was pretty long and I might be out of luck. By the time the ticket booth opened the line behind me was huge. As you can see a disappointing sunrise turned into a wonderful looking day by 9 am. This was a new view of the blossoms for me, I believe the monument was closed for earthquake repair the last two years and I hadn't been up here since I was a child.
Oh, what a view!
April 14th, 2015  
Love that view!
April 14th, 2015  
How cool is this! Fav and great idea to get the monument view while the blossoms are in full bloom!
April 14th, 2015  
@sbolden the view of the WWII and Lincoln is amazing too. Well, it will be when they finally fill the reflecting pool.
April 14th, 2015  
Wow! Great view! fav
April 14th, 2015  
WOW, what a view!!! It's breathtaking isn't it? The blooms look like hundreds of sheep!!! The landscape is extraordinary!!! FAV!
April 14th, 2015  
lovely
April 14th, 2015  
What a fantastic view.
April 14th, 2015  
WOW - great view - where were you when you took this shot.
April 14th, 2015  
Well worth the wait. You have gotten some great shots this year. We had hoped to go later this week but looks like the rain is going to spoil it.
April 14th, 2015  
Incredible capture!!
April 14th, 2015  
Gorgeous view.
April 14th, 2015  
awesome view, leslie!
April 14th, 2015  
Utterly delightful!! Fav!
April 14th, 2015  
This is so beautiful. Wow, what a shot. Great POV and it shows all the trees that are blossoming all over the place. Big FAV
April 14th, 2015  
What a stunning overview
April 14th, 2015  
Magnificent view!
April 14th, 2015  
So beautiful!
April 14th, 2015  
That blossom frill is sensational. Great view. Is it holidays, with such a long queue?
April 14th, 2015  
Wow, well it was worth the effort! Wonderful image.
April 14th, 2015  
a stunning view and a fav.
April 14th, 2015  
I have never seen this view. How fab!
April 14th, 2015  
Fabulous view, I have not been there in ages. FAV
April 14th, 2015  
it does look very pretty
April 14th, 2015  
@lindaagne365 top of the Washington Monument
April 14th, 2015  
@princessm I guess you could say Spring Break but being the Nations Capitol it is pretty busy year around.
April 14th, 2015  
Superb capture Leslie, congrats on PP
April 14th, 2015  
Wow that's a lot of blossom, great view
April 14th, 2015  
@bill_fe thanks Bill
April 14th, 2015  
Awesome perspective. You went above and beyond for it. Before reading the narrative, I thought it was from a descending plane.
April 14th, 2015  
@anazad511 now that would be been above and beyond . Plane ride for Cherry blossom shot.
April 14th, 2015  
excellent shot ~ fav
April 15th, 2015  
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