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.

       


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      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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