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Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by 36thID, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. 36thID

    36thID Member

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    I'm lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms for the 7th time. I took the Metro from Reagan Airport to Wardman Park and The Tidal Basin is electric. Washington DC has never looked better !
     
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    That's about the only thing in DC that pure and beatiful!
     
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    There for a quick in and out. The Navy League Convention is one of my favorites...
     
  4. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    I didn't know you were so young 36th :dance3: .

    Due to very temperatures , the cherrish do'nt blomm here yet. Only those who have Japanese flower variety , but not the fruit ones. Actually that's good because it's still freezing overnight.
     
  5. 36thID

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    Skipper.... You just made my day ! Been a while since I have been called young !
     
  6. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    I love Texson....He appears just when you think its safe to come out....

    I live in British Blossom county....Its the time of year all the tourist buses follow our version of the blossom trail....Spring seems in the air..
     
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  7. texson66

    texson66 Ace

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    (Jaws theme music in background) No really NEVER knows ! Now does one?
     
  8. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Oh...no...not the known unknowns....Texson....the forum minesweep....Except...our mate Texson plants em....How's life old bean...But staying on topic..36th...got any pics mate? Not ones of Texson either...
     
  9. Poppy

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    We have a lot of ornamental crab apple trees here, which bloom pink. Looks great for 3-4 days. Then you have to clean up all the rotten crab apples in fall. People track squished red apple sauce all over town. The birds love it. Had to scrape several off the windows...Always consider it a bad omen when a bird dies on my window...When they get up and fly away, makes me feel better...Unless it's a crow or magpie. They are sooo rude and obnoxious. ..Smelly cat is terrified of crows.
     
  10. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Funny nickname for your wife Poppy...Still...each to their own.
     
  11. Owen

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    Where's the photos then ?
    ;)
     
  12. 36thID

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    Never tried to take pics from the Metro. The Metro is the only way to go there. The yellow line takes you right along the Jefferson Memorial at The Basin... This wasn't an accidental tourist trip and never is. I'm just one of the schmuck's that sets an exhibit at a convention and moves on. Our client is Booz Allen Hamiliton and they attend all the military conventions.
     
  13. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Well there's a thing...booz at a military convention....
     
  14. Poppy

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    My wife died in a terrible accident. Was only able to recover portions of her body. The magpies and crows had their way her, and I have since had terrible nightmares, only recently overcome/forgotten... Plus, the not getting dishes washed thing...Thanks a lot Urqh.
     
  15. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Your welcome Poppy...Have you tried brillo pads...
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    Yes, I have not tried them.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    I was really hoping to see some cherry blossom photos.

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  18. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Whoa....I'm copying that pic TD....Thats brilliant...Lots of uses for that.
     
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    I thought that they cut down all the Japanese cherry trees right after Pearl Harbor.
     
  20. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    What??? To stop snipers? Would they not just move onto Oak or elm or something else...?
     

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