Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cherry Blossoms in DC

One of my favorite times in DC is when the sakura bloom. We returned from winter in Japan to an early spring. The weather has been unseasonably warm this year and the sakura peak bloom period was pushed up to March 20-23. 100 years ago 1,000 cherry trees were given as a gift from Japan to the US. Since the initial gift, the US has returned the favor, sending cuttings from the original trees planted in the Tidal Basin back to Japan.  
Since the initial gift, cherry blossom trees have been planted throughout the DC region.
Bringing a little natural beauty to DC city streets.

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