Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Most Beautiful Time of the Year


There is nothing to equal the beauty of 

Washington DC

during cherry blossom time



The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20th to April 27th,
 with the expected peak bloom between March 24th to the 28th.  

Peak bloom is defined as the dates on which 70 % of the blossoms will be open 
on the Yoshino cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin.


This year, we'll celebrate the centennial of that first gift
 of 3,020 cherry trees from Japan to the United States in 1912.




For more information about the history of the cherry trees, click HERE










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10 comments:

  1. This is splendid. If you visit my facebook page you will find just as splendid cherry blossom images from Sicily. Marika Azzopardi alias Fairyfiligree

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  2. Exquisite... I would go mad here with my camera... I have always wanted to visit Japan during blossom time and now I see that I can do the same in Washington. My daughter has a friend working there at the moment and I will send her this link. Just breathtaking...
    Hugs

    V
    xx

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  3. Oh my goodness Marsha....that first image is stunning. It must be even more beautiful in real life.
    Our daughter was in Japan at cherry blossom time and said it was out of this world.
    Have a lovely week Marsha. XXXX

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  4. Absolutely divine colors! I need to take a trip to DC soon.

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  5. Oh, they're just breathtaking! I'm sorry I never made it to see the cherry blossoms when I lived back east.

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  6. I've been in DC for the cherry blossoms are they were fabulous!

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  7. Marsha, please, not only the americans.
    I just showed these breathtaking pictures to my hubby and he said we must see this in person, of course, I agree with him.
    Warm hugs to you.
    Tereza

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  8. I love them... they are SO gorgeous but my allergies and sinuses refuse to play along :( Luckily, you have given me a way to enjoy and ignore the allergies! Hooray, Marsha!!!! Thanks for the great inspiration. Have a great evening - Jalon

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  9. It´s amazing!!!
    And truly,mostly wonderful time of the year:-)*

    I would love to be able to go here with my camera..................and maybe to meet you there,my dearest friend!!!

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  10. I have just GOT to go some day. Thank you.

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