This year’s springtime has been weird here in Virginia, to say the least. Winter was preposterously warm, and spring weather began in early February. Magnolias and cherry blossoms began to bloom a couple weeks later. Then a freak snowstorm arrived in early March, completely destroying the magnolias and some of the cherry blossoms before they had a chance to peak. I was almost depressed about the whole situation! I love springtime’s blossoming trees and relish them each year.

Fortunately many of the cherry blossoms didn’t bloom until after the snowstorm, so we did end up having a second spring eventually. So this year I didn’t get to see my beloved tulip magnolias, but I did love the bluebells, azaleas, tulips, and cherry blossoms. Here are some of my photos.

Bluebells and a bee at Meadowlark Gardens
Bluebells and a hardworking bee at Meadowlark Gardens

 

Cherry blossoms at Meadowlark Gardens
Cherry blossoms at Meadowlark Gardens

 

Kwanzan cherry blossoms in Reston
Kwanzan cherry blossoms in Reston

 

Kwanzan cherry blossoms in Annandale
Kwanzan cherry blossoms in Annandale

 

Cherry blossom rainbow at Meadowlark Gardens
Cherry blossom rainbow at Meadowlark Gardens

 

Pink azaleas in Reston
Pink azaleas in Reston

 

Bluebells and balance beams at Bull Run Park
Bluebells and balance beams at Bull Run Park

 

Bluebells and balance beams at Bull Run Park
Cherry blossoms at Meadowlark Gardens

 

Tulips at Meadowlark Gardens
Tulips at Meadowlark Gardens

 

Koi fish at Meadowlark Gardens
Koi fish at Meadowlark Gardens

 

Cherry blossoms in Annandale
Cherry blossoms in Annandale

 

Weeping cherry blossoms at Lake Anne in Reston
Weeping cherry blossoms at Lake Anne in Reston

 

Little girl with cherry blossoms
So many blossoms!

 

To see more of my scenic and floral photography, check out the galleries in my online SHOP, where you can order prints and gifts, or arrange commercial licensing.

 


Related posts:

Spring, glorious spring!

Virginia’s springtime splendor: Some of my favorite photos from the last few weeks

Northern Virginia’s glorious springtime: Some of my favorite photos of the spring of 2016

Spring in Virginia: Reston in the spring bloom of 2015

The cherry blossoms of Meadowlark Gardens: A gorgeous and easy alternative to the Tidal Basin

 

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