The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer

Cherry Blossom Festival

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It’s a tad overdue, but today I’m finally sharing pictures from my trip to Washington, D.C.!  I have so much to share with you all over the next few weeks, I’m going to try ramping up my game to five posts a week (Monday-Friday, still at 6AM EST).  We’ll see if I’m able to keep up with it, but for now I’m excited to be able to share more content every week.

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Seeing the magnitude of the Cherry Blossoms in peak bloom around the Tidal Basin is an astounding experience, and one that I’ve hoped to have the pleasure of seeing for quite some time now.  Homaro Cantu once said that the cherry blossoms represent the fragility and the beauty of life.  They are a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.  Seeing how quickly peak bloom comes and goes is the epitome of this sentence, and I feel so fortunate that I was able to be there the day before peak bloom when the trees were so very beautiful and full of life.

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I’m a naturally early riser, and chasing sunrises is one of my favorite hobbies.  However I’m not sure I’ve ever had such an experience that was as rewarding as the sunrises I saw in DC.  We got up extra early every day we were there to make sure we could get down to the Tidal Basin or the Lincoln Memorial to find parking and prime sunrising viewing spots.  It was 100% worth it.

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I had an unfortunate incident involving dropping my DSLR lens while trying to get the perfect shot, which resulted in a broken lens and a mini panic attack on my part.  Luckily my iPhone came to the rescue and managed to snap a few shots while I was trying to capture the fleeting sunrise at its prime (the two photos below).

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This J.Crew Factory dress was perfect for a spring day.  I love the attention to detail in the laser cut floral print, and the bright pink was perfect for both DC sightseeing and an Easter mass with a quick swap of accessories!

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Outfit Details – Dress: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Express | Sneakers: Vans | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Purse: Coach Factory (old, similar here and here)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!
xo, C

5 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Festival

  1. Wow, these pictures are breathtaking! I love cherry blossoms! Cute outfit too 🙂

    xo Raina
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  2. What stunning photos! Cherry blossoms are so beautiful. I love this bright pink dress too!

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  3. Such a cute look! Very lovely cherry blossoms indeed!
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  4. Beautiful photos! And I love your outfit!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
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