Bikes with Baskets

0f3b8213c792d629fa68d67140df4249One of the best parts of Spring is getting to be outside more. And, that’s usually when I’ll start pulling out my bike with the basket on the front. I wish it was pink – it’s not – but, it is pretty cute and the basket just begs for flowers. As part of my “spring cleaning”, I think I’m going to dust off my bike, so that on the first pretty day, I can peddle it it town and fill the basket with a bouquet of blooms!

These darling bikes provide loads of inspiration!8b5531e0ca658df79b6bd5585aaf110d 622ebc2bd2c1ff3c6edba9ede6852fd0 bd603ba9f60780969ff372cf4f1e30da my bike with flowers pink bike with flowers yellow bikeWhat would you put in your bicycle’s basket and where would you want to ride?!

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It’s Spring!

DSC_0039-1024x685It’s Spring!! At least the calendar says it’s Spring.

The weather….not so much in these parts. And, to me, Spring means the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. This was a tough year for the cherry blossoms, as half of them were almost fully bloomed when Stella rolled through town. But, all is not lost. The latest from the National Weather Service is that the peak will be later this week, March 23-26th.

My boys are currently on Spring Break, which is when I was able to capture these photos of fully blooming cherry blossoms in D.C. a number of years ago. We haven’t been back since and need to plan a revisit. We never saw the White House and the Washington Monument was under repair, so those are the things we’d really like to do.

But, being there when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom…would be the most magical of all. So, for those of you can’t get there in person…these are for you!DSC_0044-685x1024 DSC_0047-1024x685 DSC_0071-1024x685 DSC_0072-1024x685 DSC_0073-1024x685Happy Spring, everyone! It’s time for things to start blooming!

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Tulips Take a Bow

IMG_8857Tulips season is drawing to a close. I wait with such anticipation all year to see them bloom and then they are gone too quickly. Thank you for indulging me with one last post on the tulips. But, the blog is called pretty pink tulips, after all…!IMG_8841 IMG_8801 IMG_8813IMG_8800 IMG_8815 IMG_8851 IMG_8852 IMG_8855Luckily, the peonies and hydrangeas will be blooming soon.¬†That’s the joy of changing seasons…there’s always something new happening.

What’s happening behind your garden gate?

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