From past years
Checkout Bloom Cam for this years Cherry Blossoms.
Cherry Blossoms are here!
I took a quick peek at the Tidal Basin this past week. The abnormally high temperatures are harboring an early cherry blossom season. Here’s a first look at how things look at the Tidal Basin. The National Park Service is forecasting early peak bloom this year: between March 14th and March 17!
Will be here soon…
Believe it or not, the National Park Service revised their dates again!
They moved peak bloom dates to March 23-24th. I took a peek on Thursday, 19th and it looks like a week yet, before the blossoms are here!
Spring is here… and like last year snow was in the forecast, although thankfully it didn’t snow. It hasn’t really rained much too, so far.
With temperatures expected in the 70’s later this week, maybe peak bloom will be here 🙂
The Cherry Blossom Festival doesn’t start until March 26th.
So it is all good 🙂
Check out the dates and events here:
The unusually warm weather is bringing out the blossoms much ahead of the schedule. The National Park Service has preponed peak bloom to March 18-23, 2016. Here are a couple of pictures of blooms from this year for your enjoyment.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful, but that it is also, tragically short.