cherry blossom


it was a slow start to spring and to cherry blossom season here in DC because of the never ending winter. but once there were a couple of warmer days cherry blossom season started, tourists flocked to the city and photo season started (well at least the part where it is fun to be outside and take photos). 

second photo from last week’s snow storm. this one from the day, morning, after. one of the few delivery trucks who made it through the mess, and on top of it, a smile. 

second photo from last week’s snow storm. this one from the day, morning, after. one of the few delivery trucks who made it through the mess, and on top of it, a smile. 

before the storm … now across the last 12 hours DC has seen quite a bit of snow come its way. it started to snow slowly yesterday evening and then increased over night and when i woke up this morning there was a solid layer of probably half a foot of snow on the ground. i went on two walks around the neighborhood one last night and one this morning. this one was from last night when accumulation was still minimal. 

before the storm … now across the last 12 hours DC has seen quite a bit of snow come its way. it started to snow slowly yesterday evening and then increased over night and when i woke up this morning there was a solid layer of probably half a foot of snow on the ground. i went on two walks around the neighborhood one last night and one this morning. this one was from last night when accumulation was still minimal. 

practicing the kung fu at the chinese new year parade last weekend 

practicing the kung fu at the chinese new year parade last weekend 

anacostia marching band


i don’t know for how long the anacostia marching band has been part of the chinese new year parade in DC but this is not the second year in a row i have seen this group and again they were fantastic. the energy they bring is amazing.

chinese new year parade in washington dc. 

chinese new year parade in washington dc. 

cleaning up after snowstorm

DC was more or less completely shut down yesterday. both the federal and district governments were closed all day as were most local schools my work closed at 2.30 just as it actually started to snow. before that it was just slowly getting colder. but across the afternoon the snow picked up and at the end of the day … by 10pm or so … we probably ended up with a couple of inches. it was hard to say exactly how much because with the snow and colder temperatures also a lot of wind came into the area. 

this morning, before work i took a walk outside. it was freezing cold and the wind didn’t make it much better. but i wanted to capture a bit of the clean up efforts which had to be underway because most businesses were operating back on regular schedule. 

the photo is of two men shoveling snow in columbia heights at the corner of 14th and kenyon.