Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


Wordless Wednesday: May Flowers

Look what our April showers brought!  During April, we have a city full of blossoming trees, and by the time the blossoms are spent or blown away, we get the azaleas.  It's like the capital has put on a bit of lipstick!  They are all over town, and some otherwise ordinary houses look totally amazing for the next couple of weeks. 

Don't the flower shots on Active Rain beat all of those snow photos we were all posting a couple of months ago?

Comment balloon 27 commentsPatricia Kennedy • May 11 2011 11:11PM


And THESE are flowers! ;O) Blessings from Riverside, Texas! ♥

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 9 years ago

Wow! Those flowers are beautiful! We are having so little rain, the flower season has been very short in TX.

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Patricia, those flowers ARE beautiful! :)  I'm sure you are enjoying the lack of snow!

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) over 9 years ago

Pat - these are spectacular, and I'm enjoying the greenery here (although we have it year round back in CA there is a different look here with all the spring trees and blooming bushes). Hope we can get together before I leave Sunday!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Pat I love that line "looks like the capital put on lipstick.  Yes the April showers paid off, so many vibrant colors.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago


The April shows are doing the job in Washington.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

Pat:  I have my fondest memories of living in DC during Spring.  Everything is so beautiful in bloom...that, yes, even the least attractive structures look like they're dressed for a gala ball.

Posted by Kirsten Lindquist, Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country (Pacific Union International) over 9 years ago

Very lovely, the vision of springtime!  Yesterday was the first day I noticed our flowering trees in bloom.  Probably because it's the first day I noticed that the sun was actually shining!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 9 years ago

OOOHHH..those are positively radiant. I just love the vibrant color!

Posted by Keisha Hosea-, Real Estate Solutions For Real People (KASI Homes ) over 9 years ago

Wow, love those flowers Pat. Look at those vibrant colors

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) over 9 years ago

Pat - Great picture and yes this photo is a whole lot better than all the snow photos.  

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Those Azaleas are so beautiful Patricia. You have to love this time of year.

Posted by Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Shall I post the snow photos that I took today?  LOL  This is beautiful! 

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) over 9 years ago

As I was looking at your photo, I thought to myself how much better May looks than February.  But we'll see those lovely snow pictures soon enough, and the first couple feet of snow will be beautiful, the last couple not so much!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 9 years ago

Lipstick on the Capital. What a great way to look at it!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Pat - wow, do you have a lot of beautiful colors going on in your town. Our azaleas haven't bloomed, but when they do, they are a mass of color!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 9 years ago

And your next post will say that Mayflowers bring pilgrims, accompanied by a photo of DC tourists...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Pat, some azaleas have come & gone but i hope to take pictures of the famous Kinney azalea gardens in RI which is acres of azaleas & the origin of many unusual ones as they developed them...their owners now have passed but a conservancy operates a beautiful place..thanks for sharing

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing your spring flower photographs. We are fortunate to live in an area that is so beautiful in the spring.

 Blooming for you!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 9 years ago

Those are some beautiful azaleas. I do love that hot pink color, both on the bushes and in lipstick!

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Hi Pat, it's wonderful to see the flowers blooming! Much better than snow in my book! We had a long winter this year.

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 9 years ago

Azaleas are some of my favorite things about Spring in the DC area.  It's hard to stay cranky when it's so beautiful everywhere.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 9 years ago

Beautiful Pat!  There is nothing like Spring Azaleas, after a long winter!  :)

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) over 9 years ago

It has happened in DC!!!! My favorite time of the year up there! It reminds me of living in Germany!!! BEAUTIFUL photo!!! My ex and his wife are up there right now visiting my son, so they are also getting to see all of the lovely blossoms! WOW! Thanks for sharing, Pat!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

Pat,  You are right.  the flower pictures are sooooo much better.  I love the color this one provides for that home.  Absolutely glorious!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 9 years ago

Those azaleas definitely beat the snow pictures!  Mine are not quite in bloom yet.  I will have to post a photo when they are!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - over 9 years ago

Many many many may flowers!  What a great patch to walk past!  :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) over 9 years ago