Between the roller coaster weather we’ve had over the past week (everything from the 80s and sunshine to the 30s and sleet yesterday), and the arrival and departure of the Cherry Blossoms, its fully evident that Spring has finally arrived in DC. If you follow me on Instagram than you’ve already seen a preview of some of my favorite pictures of the blossoms!
I absolutely love Spring in DC, and one of the reasons I love Spring so much is because of the Cherry Blossoms. The Cherry Blossoms hit their peak bloom on Thursday, and I think I caught what was probably the last day of peak bloom on Monday.
This year, I was fortunate to able to see the blossoms on two days. We spent about an hour at the Tidal Basin on Saturday morning enjoying them before grabbing lunch and then participating in the Run As One. Yesterday afternoon I spent several hours walking around the Tidal Basin and the National Mall enjoying the blossoms once again.
One of the things I love most about the blossoms is how they attract so many people to walk the loop around the Tidal Basin. They promote activity and get people moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you’re moving, just getting outside, enjoying the scenery, and walking around is exercise.
This was the first year that I was able to visit the blossoms on two different days. It was incredible to see the difference in the blossoms from Saturday to Monday. I think the pictures speak justice to not only their beauty but just how short lived the peak bloom is, and how quickly the blossoms turn from white to pink.
Have I convinced you yet that Spring in DC is amazing?
QOTD: What are your favorite signs of Spring’s arrival where you live?