4/14/15

Images of The Cherry Blossoms



Well we finally made it! Spring is here in all of its glory!!! And what better way to really celebrate and enjoy the spring than to take a trip to Washington DC and witness the gorgeous cherry blossoms as they reach full bloom! Oh and it was magnificent!



Did you know that in 1912 Japan sent over 3000 trees to the United States as a gift of friendship?


And in 1965 they sent over 3800 more trees which were received by Ladybird Johnson?


Of the 12 varieties received in the initial gift from Japan, two now dominate. The Yoshino cherry tree produces single white blossoms which cluster together to form a cloud-like appearance.


These can be found around the Tidal basin and north to the grounds of the Washington Monument. 



Unseasonably warm or cool temperatures affect when the trees reach their peak bloom. Trees have peaked as early as March 18 in 1990, to as late as April 18th in 1958.



The first Cherry Blossom festival was held in 1935.


This year's Azalea Trail Maids.



More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington DC each year to admire the beautiful blooms.



Getting down to Washington to see the Cherry Blossoms is something I have wanted to do for years!



I suppose now I can scratch it off of my bucket list!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!
XO
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12 comments:

  1. I've not been to DC, what a beautiful time to be there!

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  2. Oh wow, amazing pics. This is on my bucket list to see. Stunning.

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  3. Wow, what amazing photos! I have never seen this in person. Maybe some day.

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  4. Those are beautiful pictures! I just love them all-such a pretty place. I have never been to DC this time of year. You are lucky and yep-you can now cross it off your bucket list. xo Diana

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  5. Gorgeous pics! I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person! Guess I'll have to add this to my list of places to visit in the Spring!

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  6. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. I now live in Florida (originally from PA) and I miss the Cherry Blossoms.

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  7. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. I live now in FL but I'm from PA. I miss the pretty Cherry Blossoms in the Spring.

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  8. Seeing the cherry blossoms has been on my list for years too. Not sure what I'm waiting for - so beautiful!

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  9. So beautiful Barbara!! We planted three Yoshino cherry trees in our back yard years ago I can't wait for them to bloom!

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  10. Your pictures are stunning Rosemary! WOW..I love cherry trees. Always wish they lasted longer though.

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  11. Oh, Barbara. It would take your breath away. What beautiful pictures and beautiful sights..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  12. So gorgeous. Cherry blossom is my favorite flowering tree. Thanks for sharing these images. Imagine it in person

    Cindy

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