Out With The Old … In With The New

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I can see it, hear it, feel and smell it as well. Spring is in the air. Here in Washington, D.C., our cherry trees are stretching their branches, lifting their buds up to the sky. The warmth of the sun’s rays stirs all those glorious, pent-up emotions inside the tree. I expect the life-energy to be teeming with a flurry of action and buzzing with accelerated vibrations. Each limb has its job to perform so the tiny blossoms will burst open against the blue skies … and when they do, it’s almost as if it happens overnight. The waterways and parks become magical.

Along the Tidal Basin, cherry trees line the curved waterways, gracing the entire area and pathways. The blooms are almost ready to puff open thus releasing their fragrant perfume. It is a wondrous sight once the stage is set for throngs of people to visit our Nation’s Capital. Truly, it is one of the most popular times to come to Washington, D.C. Some of the trees on either side of the paths are so mature they touch each other, creating a romantic archway or tunnel of blossoms overhead.

Springtime also inspires us to deep clean our homes. What a good feeling it is to throw open the windows, clean between the nooks-and-crannies, sort through clothes and delegate whatever is no longer necessary or desired, into bags destined for donation or the annual yard sale. “Out with the old … In with the new”, was what Mother used to say. So freshen your homes and expect good things to come. Spring is just a week away. High time to welcome a fresh start … a new beginning.

Here is a link for 2016 Cherry Blossoms Update. And another: D.C. Cherry Blossom Guide.

Copyright © 2016 “Sleeping Kitten – Dancing Dog!” All rights reserved.

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About Theresa H Hall

As a professional vocalist. licensed broadcaster, artist, published poet, lyricist, writer, essayist, critic, animal lover and budding pastr View all posts by Theresa H Hall

5 responses to “Out With The Old … In With The New

  • Melody J Haislip

    Theresa, the Tidal Basin was always one of my favorite places in DC in springtime. Another wonderful spot is Kenwood Park, just off River Road, where the trees form tunnels over the small streets and it looks just like fairyland. You picked a lovely photo of the blossoms.

  • umashankar

    Is that a metaphorical post? It has a very inspiring message!

    • Theresa H Hall

      The phrase “Out with the old, in with the new”, is an old saying. Clear out whatever might be holding you back and create an open space for something good … something new. The changing seasons always gives us a new beginning … like the start of a new day. We have only to claim it.

  • Melody J Haislip

    You had me . . . right up to “deep clean”! 🙂

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