My favorite time of year in Washington, D.C. is cherry blossom season, which is right now. With the snow and freezing rain pounding down in Toronto, I've been thinking about how much I miss living in D.C. at this time of year. Along with pining over a home that got away, I'm feeling nostalgic for a former city.
While a D.C. resident, I avoided tourist events and sites whenever
possible. However, even the overwhelming numbers of tourists that flood the city to see
the cherry blossoms didn't discourage my enjoyment of the pink, sometimes
white, blossoms that briefly color the city. My very first post on Apartment Therapy
was about cherry blossoms and, over the years, I followed up with a few more posts on the topic
. Some readers commented that I was obsessed, and they were probably right (though I'm not the only blogger to gush over cherry blossoms
). Inspired by cherry blossom decor, I still love the pink chair and cherry blossom books that were badly photographed in that first post.
Though I adore
spring in D.C., I don't miss the city at all times of year. Summer was
swampy, humid, and too hot for my northern blood. But springtime, and
especially cherry blossom season, was magical.
Maybe next year I'll return for a spring visit as a dreaded tourist!