Friday, May 24, 2013

Cherry Blossom Trees

If you're not familiar with the area, you may not know about Cherry Blossom Trees. These are sacred trees to the Washington DC metro area. So much so, that last month, we had the National Cherry Blossom festival. It's mainly an excuse to get drunk (but what isn't?). There are places that have Cherry Blossoms, but not like DC. Below, are Cherry Blossom Trees.

Cherry Blossom Trees were a gift from Japan. They have since also given us Toyota, Betamax, and Hyrbid Vehicles. I'm not sure we're that deserving.

In any event, DC's Tidal Basin is surrounded by Cherry Blossom Trees. Any Fairfax Tree Service Company would be proud to maintain these trees. My parents are proud to have them in our town. My nephews are proud to climb them (even though they're from evil, evil, Minneapolis).I guess I'm proud of them, too (although not as proud as I am of my Betamax).

While I can make it a drunken mess, the National Cherry Blossom Festival really is an exceptional event. People travel from all over the country for it. Usually the only reasons that people visit DC are for school field trips, or to be indicted, so it's a nice change of pace.

The Cherry Blossoms are now gone, but they'll be back again next year. And I will be drunk.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rain, Rain Go Away

So it has been raining here for the past 3 days and I'm starting to get depressed. This is why the winter time is always a drag because you don't get the sunshine and hustle and bustle outdoors. Everything is alive and people are generally happier. Now we're going back to stuck indoors and gloomy moods. But we always can't be downers about the situation so a positive outlook is the rain was needed. The pollen levels were up and we can always use a little extra rain for the grass and plants. Plus - softball season starts next week! The fields need some shaping up so the rain will be good then we can have our Potomac landscapers come in and give it a nice mow before the first game. Okay now I'm feeling better, stay tuned for some softball stories during the season.