Washington, DC | Cherry Blossoms

I knew that we were in with a chance of seeing Washington, DC’s world-famous cherry blossoms in bloom.    Turns out that I timed our visit perfectly, as the days we were in town were described as ‘peak bloom’.   DSC_0055Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. DSC_0067There are now some 3,700 cherry trees around Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin and this is the most popular spot for visitors.  I was able to persuade The Brainy One and The Boy Child that a walk around the Basin was the perfect way to round off a day of sightseeing.DSC_0065.JPGI don’t think they were entirely convinced …

 

3 thoughts on “Washington, DC | Cherry Blossoms

  1. The cherry blossoms are so pretty & what a sight so many trees would have made. There is a place about an hour from us that has a park with about 300 cherry trees donated as a gift from the twinned city in Japan – it’s on my list to time visiting for the blossoms (which at the rate of our weather could be late May). I am sure both TBO & TBC enjoyed that walk without too much moaning. The sign could have presented a game challenge for them!

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