Springtime is practically synonymous with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
The festival runs March 20-April 13, 2014, but due to this year’s difficult winter, the blooms are more likely to bloom in April than they are in March.
Anyone who knows me in real life, knows that I’ve experienced my share of travel woes. But, every once in a while, I get lucky. Such was the case, two years ago, when our family planned a visit to D.C. for the Centennial celebration of the cherry blossoms. We hit the peak!
These are my own photos from that glorious few days. We paddled boated in the tidal basin to get a true panoramic view, but seeing them up close, in mass, was magical.
If you want to know when the cherry blossoms will hit full bloom, you can check Bloom Watch! The current prediction is April 8-12th.
The enchanted home says
Spectacular!!! I am supposed to go to DC for 2 days in April and was secretly excited they are blooming late this year but feel badly for the thousands who are flocking there now from all over to not see them in all their glory…what a sight!! Best gift the Japanese gave us! (well…sushi too:)
We were definitely on the same wavelength today. Cherry blossoms are fabulous and certainly Washington is amazing in the Spring. Hope you're getting a touch of warmth today, and happly weekend, Elizabeth
Cindy Weis says
I love DC for many reasons, and could find myself living in Georgetown happily. The Cherry blossoms are an added beautiful charm, and always heralds the first signs of spring. Experienced them many times over the years, and for a Chicago girl it is a sight to be seen.
I Dream Of says
Wow, Elizabeth, your photos are just gorgeous. Cherry blossoms are magical – like puffy pink clouds or graceful ballerinas. How lucky to be in DC at their peak! We have dear friends who recently relocated to DC, I'm so happy to know that they have this beauty to look forward to and am wondering if I can fit in a visit during blossom season!
Have a beautiful weekend! XOXO
Splendid Market says
Glorious shots! I lived in DC for a few years an remember the magic of walking around the tidal basin beneath these blooms. We are so in synch, stop by the market to see the branch my daughter rescued from the gardeners trucks, they are bring such beauty and fragrance to my courtyard! Have a great weekend Elizabeth, Happy Spring!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
Absolutely stunning photos, Elizabeth! DC is my favorite city in the US – I call it the Paris of the United States. I am so lucky that Caroline lives there so I have an excuse to visit A LOT. Thanks for bringing a bit of spring to my day! Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo
So beautiful, I love going into the D&D this time of year because the showrooms have huge vases filled with Branches and blossoms! No blooms here yet though!
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