Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Day 242 – March 20, 2012

WordPress, the wonderful organization that hosts this blog, announced the theme for their Weekly Photo Challenge and it is “near and far“.

I have been waiting for a theme just like this one so that I can highlight this photo that I have been holding on to.

I would love to take credit for this photo, but, alas, I cannot.

This snapshot was taken by my wonderful mother-in-law to let our family know what we were missing back in the United States. As we moved to Peru from the hinterlands of Virginia, one of our annual springtime activities was to travel down to the Tidal Basin and view the cherry blossoms. This year, the first year we have missed in a dozen years, was the 100th anniversary of this event.


We missed it this year, but my mother-in-law did send this picture to let us know what springtime in the nation’s capital looked like.

Washington Monument and cherry blossoms

Thanks, Japan

Once again, a big tip-o-the-hat of gratitude to my wonderful mother-in-law for this picture.


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Posted on September 8, 2012, in Photography, United States and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. sweet!!! great shot & a nice take on the theme! cheers!

  2. oh, i love this!!

    i took some great photos of pagodas through cherry blossom when visiting my brother in japan this year. such a beautiful country!!

  3. Cool – with the haze and the white flowers, I first thought this was a winter shot. Nice framing of human-made with nature-made.

  4. I love it, great picture! Looks like your mother in law is enticing you guys to come back…or maybe at least visit, haha!

  5. Your mother-in-law did good! Very nice entry for the challenge!

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