Cherry Blossom Festival.

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My wife and I, and as many of my children as are willing to come, will be dodging petals in Washington D.C on Saturday, April 4, for the duodecimo-monthly Cherry Blossom Festival. Hope to see you there. Literally if you post time and location. According to weather dot com it will be 64 and partly sunny, so expect 2 feet of snow.
 

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The weather here has been cold and damp for the past week and a half. Be advised, dress warm.
 
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The weather here has been cold and damp for the past week and a half. Be advised, dress warm.
How are the blossoms holding up?
 
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Be sure to get some pictures!

Jimmy's a nice name, btw.
 
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Be sure to get some pictures!
I will. I haven't figured out a good way to upload them. Any suggestions? If I could, I would post them to some site and then link to the site. But I won't pay.
Jimmy's a nice name, btw.
Thank you. So is Lisa, which I assume is yours. Probably you are already aware, but for the benefit of others I will note that the name is shortened from Elizabeth and comes ultimately from the biblical name אֱלִישֶׁבַע (Elisheva) meaning "My G-d is abundance". The Greek form is Ελισαβετ (Elisabet).
 
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When I attended the cherry blossom festival in 2001, there were high temperatures and lots of sun. I hope you enjoy the festival, I sure did. The cherry blossoms are beautiful!
 
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It is an unfortunate fact that in spite of the best efforts of the Obama administration, I still have a job. And on Saturday, I am required to perform some tasks related to it and cannot go to Washington, home of said admin. Therefore, I will go Sunday, the fifth, instead. For all those whom I have disappointed, rest assured I am first among you.
 
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Jimmy

If you have an Google account, like a Gmail, check out Picasa. Its a Google product and free, no stupid advertising, spam mails or virus included. The product has lots of features to help you administer and edit your pictures, I never use them. Made myself two folders, one public and one private and I use Picasa to simply upload in one or the other.
Let me know if you need an invite for a Gmail and I'll send you one.
 
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When the weather cooperates...the Cherry Blossoms Festival is a great way to start Spring.
 
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My girlfriend, her mother and I went to see the cherry blossoms just past dusk one night in 2004. Illuminated beneath by the lights of the FDR memorial, a surreal scene revealed snow-like flowers upon the cherry trees next to one of the best monuments in DC. We found that the day was the 60th anniversary of his death.

More recently, we (sans Mom) got a good workout doing a power walk - keeping warm - around the Basin of blossoms. Faces of many ethnicities circled the festival, and some folks towed playful dogs. The weather is notoriously unpredictable. Be seen there soon!
 
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We had a great time. The power of Physics Forums is not to be underestimated. After I posted here about the festival, many tens of thousands of people showed up. Here is a photo of some porta-potties.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jsnyder527/CherryBlossomFestival2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCITu7eHJ8eCP0gE#5321429904814184098" [Broken]

Here is a close up. It includes the reflection of the Washington monument, and a glimpse of the Department of Redundancy Department.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jsnyder527/CherryBlossomFestival2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCITu7eHJ8eCP0gE#5321429910457960274" [Broken]

And here is a surprise. I happened to meet the President. Here he is taking time off from ruining the country to make a few extra dollars in these hard times. He is not as one-dimensional as I had come to expect.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jsnyder527/CherryBlossomFestival2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCITu7eHJ8eCP0gE#5321429920043060418" [Broken]

Thanks to jowjowman for turning me on to Picasa.
 
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You lucked out, the weather was beautiful today. It was much better than yesterday.
 
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Thats a lot of potties, great to see our tax dollars at work. The trees look beautiful, nice the weather was on your side.
 

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