With the arrival of spring, my footsteps every now and then springs up for a new errand. Since last 2 Fridays, after office hours, i have been walking around Washington DC area to satiate my photographic urge. Yesterday too was no different. I picked up my camera and thought to shoot flowers in evening. I had been seeing new colors and flowers blossoming this whole week. So, i decided to shoot on Friday. Despite being slight rain in the afternoon, i went on with my plan. (Read more of my ‘walking meditation’ in cities of Guanajuato and Toledo)
Flowers of many shades had blossomed. Some fresh buds were still waiting to peek out. Squirrels and sparrows were more playful against the setting of sunlight, probably their last chance to hoard food before it gets dark. Ducks, i guess, were the laziest of the lot with any movement as if the long drawn out winter had sapped all their energy. They had lost the count of days and hours, it seemed. (More Blurred photos under Weekly Photo Challenge here)
There was spring everywhere. There were more people jogging around, more people visible in the parks relaxing on the benches, enjoying time go by. Working professionals were hurrying towards their home, to spend more time with their family and take advantage of daylight savings. Life itself was at the cusp of change.
I was able to see the faint colors of sunset at a distance. Street lamps were slowly beginning to overpower everywhere. Monuments of DC were welcoming its tourists tirelessly, as if their whole existence was to stay calm and motionless, and let humans walk up to their bosoms. I am sure Lincoln (read: Lincoln Memorial) would have felt more of it. Fountains at World War Memorial only provided an uncharacteristic background for countless selfies and group photo ops. To me, those fountains heralded the changing of time – time when there is more of selfie culture. With several similar thoughts, I continued with my walking tour, revisiting some of the places, in the hope to capture new spring this time.
Moon was still hiding behind the curtain of clouds. Water of Tidal Basin was not so fortunate to shine in its brilliance. Though Jefferson Memorial provided a long streak of hope – hope to the Basin or to the mankind at large, not sure. Washington Memorial is still the most towering of buildings in DC, so unlike any downtown cities of USA. I could see the often flash of light from the top.
With so many of them captured – some in my eyes and some in my camera – i walked towards the Smithsonian Metro station to begin my 1st weekend of April 2015, with a promise to return again next week for Cherry Blossom Festival of Washington DC.
This is my 100th blog and i am feeling very happy today 🙂 🙂
I will return soon with more detailed photo blog on Washington DC and Cherry Blossom Festival. Till then, i hope you will enjoy my blogs and keep bestowing me with your feedback and love. Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, in whichever part of the world you are in.