The TRUMPETER SWAN is a species of swan found in North America. The heaviest living bird native to North America, it is also the largest living species of waterfowl with a wingspan that may exceed 10 ft. Adults usually measure 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 feet long. Around 85% of the world's breeding population is found in Alaska
Royal Empress Tree (paulownia tomentosa) can grow more than five feet per year, until it reaches it's full height. In the spring the tree explodes with rich lavender flowers that look similar to orchids, and smell like jasmine. The tree grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.
The Japan American Society of Washington DC presents the 50th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. The street festival takes place during The National Cherry Blossom Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue which is known as America's Main Street known for joining the White House and the United States Capitol in NW Washington DC.
Trees in bloom... Salem, Mass. I remember seeing this Sr. Year when we took our New York trip. Out of all the awesome stuff we saw & did, the blooming Cherry Blossom trees are what I remember best. SOOOO gorgeous!