Saturday, April 2, 2016

Lovely magnolias at the George Mason Memorial, Washington DC

Every year one of the things on my "must do" list is to go see the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, I can usually get there at least once during the peak. For the past couple of years, as part of my journey around the Tidal Basin, I like to stop by the George Mason Memorial and see the magnolias and forsythias in bloom. I always think the colors are so beautifully contrasted between the two.  For the past two years, they've coincided with the blossoms which is a bonus.

Some views from this year's showing: 

magnolias at George Mason Memorial, Washington DC
I just loved the way this one came out.

carpet made of magnolias
A magnolia carpet

George Mason Memorial flowers
Magnolia petals were falling everywhere, it was so pretty

George Mason Memorial in Washington DC
Some of the magnolia trees had yet to bloom

George Mason Memorial, Washington DC
Getting ready to pass its peak

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