As I mentioned before, warm weather came to Washington early this year, and the boy and I made our third annual visit to the cherry blossoms. A gift from Japan in 1912, this year is the centennial celebration of the trees lining the tidal basin at the Jefferson Memorial. With a stormy weekend on its way, we rushed to see the blooms before it was too late.
Looking forward to the cherry blossoms makes it easier to get through the winter here. They always arrive by late March or very early April, so when you wake up in on February 1, having not seen daylight outside of the office since October, you know there are only two months to go.
And you can do anything for two months.