A Shaped Cherry Tree In Bloom


This photo was taken on March 14, 2020 at 12:14 PM.

The location was on the Gallaudet Campus in Washington DC. 

The "Take It!” moment came after watching this tree over the course of several days slowly bring its blossoms into their fullest state. A fun experience to say the least.

This particular tree, stands rather alone outside the windows of an administrative building on this campus. What a great show this must be for those who get to savor its progress through the course of each day by looking out their windows.

While there are other more massive displays of blossoming trees in virtual stands - this one just caught my eye as being an example of how one by itself can have a certain majesty about it.

Here is hoping spring is showing its splendor where you live as it is here.

With very best regards,


PS: Please take very good care of yourselves while we make our way through this virus challenge.  

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Comments: 14
  • #1

    Teri (Tuesday, 31 March 2020)

    It's too bad they can't be enjoyed by the public this year. Our schools 8th grade trip to DC, which I chaperone, was cancelled this year.

  • #2

    Sally (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:18)

    I am so glad you guys are continuing to post pictures for us. It is nice to have a reprieve from 4 children at home all day everyday.

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:19)

    We tried growing one of those here about 10 years ago. I guess it was too dry, it died very early on.

  • #4

    MHampy (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:20)

    Those trees are so beautiful!

  • #5

    Gabe (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:21)

    Quarantine day 15, living in a suburb of NYC: Pictures of trees are now the only trees I see lol.

  • #6

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:22)

    Be careful out there taking photos. Its great to see new ones coming regularly.

  • #7

    GpaJake (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:23)

    We have family in the DC area. I always try to visit them when the cherry blossoms bloom because it makes the city so beautiful.

  • #8

    xXRodriguezXx (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:25)

    I don't think seen one of these trees before. I googled them after seeing this picture, they are stunning, wow!!!!

  • #9

    Yuppie7 (Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:26)

    its always fun to check out this site after a couple months and see all the new pictures. i keep telling myself to come back regularly but of course i forget

  • #10

    Bruce (Tuesday, 31 March 2020)

    Thank you to everyone for your kind and thoughtful comments. It looks like much of the country is in the "stay at home” mode and that includes me. We can take walks - but with the distancing thing in effect. I will endeavor to catch as many outside photos as I can to mix with the inside pictures I am able to take as I shape much of my small house into what I am going to have as a show place with displays of photography, products, as well as keepsakes. I am doing what I can to make the most of this time in assembling all of these items.

    While I can truly say - there is enjoyment - even though imposed - to have this windfall of time to take care of the above. I am very fortunate in this - and want to share as much of this with you as I can. I so admire those of you who are raising children and having to make big adjustments over and above those who just have to share space with other adults. I keep holding good thoughts for everyone to stay healthy and come out of this thing with new understandings that will make our lives better.

    My very best to all.


    PS: Hope everyone has signed up for the automatic newsletter way of getting each new write up. If you haven’t signed up and would like to, please go to the homepage, www.whutzzat.com, and enter your email address into the newsletter sign up form at the top of the homepage. Future write ups will be sent directly to your email. Thanks everyone!

  • #11

    SF1967 (Monday, 06 April 2020 14:25)

    Glad to see you're making the best of all this. I did sign up for the newsletter some time ago.

  • #12

    MHampy (Monday, 06 April 2020 14:26)

    It is good to hear you are sheltering at home and even better you're finding enjoyment in it. We are too!

  • #13

    Gabe (Monday, 06 April 2020 14:27)

    I get the newsletter sent to two email addresses.

  • #14

    Sally (Monday, 06 April 2020 14:31)

    So nice to see a comment from you guys at Whutzzat, we are staying at home (which is tough with all the kids home too). We are making the absolute best of it though. I will tell everyone what I tell my kids, husband, and friends; do something out of the norm at home every once in awhile. It breaks up the routine and can keep you sane in times like these.