Winter blues to turn pink

Despite the wild mood swings the weather around the country appears to be experiencing,
Despite all the winter blues we are being forced through, the Cherry trees are budding!
My tulips survived the cold and the snow…. are still green and growing…
The Cherry trees near my office are starting to turn pink.
There is not a leaf in sight, still…
All other Cherry trees appear to be budding…. including the ones in the Tidal Basin.

IMAG0336Spring officially kicks off today. While the next four days reek of warmth, snow is in the forecast for Tuesday. It seems winter is not done yet with it’s mood swings.

But nothing can stop the Cherry Blossoms from blooming…. and before we know it, the heat and humidity, will be upon us and we will be cursing about the heat instead of the cold 🙂

Happy Spring!

Enjoy it while it lasts….

10 thoughts on “Winter blues to turn pink

  1. John M March 21, 2014 / 3:12 am

    Thanks, timely update! Some rain and possible snow this coming week, but next weekend they may start popping out! Time to schedule some walks…


      • John M March 25, 2014 / 1:06 am

        Do you mind if I hotlink to your photo to illustrate an announcement for an upcoming walk?


  2. Caitlin March 23, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    I was just in DC until Friday, seems we just missed them budding. We walked down the river by the Jefferson Memorial and a bunch of reporters were preparing to go on air, one was not happy there was nothing budding yet!


    • flynthings March 23, 2014 / 4:54 pm

      The trees near the Tidal Basin have a few buds, but it will take a few more days before any progress is noticable. Elsewhere trees are starting to look pink, in the next few days if it warms up, there are ready to burst open. There are a few varieties of cherry trees that bloom much sooner than the ones in the Tidal Basin. Peak bloom BTW is forecast for April 8-12 this year.


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