The Start of Cherry Blossom Season in DC

by Sarah Novak on March 21, 2012

It’s that time of year in DC when the city comes abloom with cherry blossoms!  I can honestly say that I now understand what all the excitement is about – they are breathtaking!  The peak viewing window for this year is March 20th-24th.  It’s also the 100th Anniversary of when the trees were gifted to the US from Japan.  Somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 million people will travel to DC to see these gorgeous blooms.  Amazing, isn’t it?

Baby-willing, I’m planning to go out at sunrise tomorrow to shoot the blooms again.  Hopefully I’ll have more stunning shots for you to enjoy…

I should also apologize for my lack of posting lately.  All spare time has been allocated to showing visitors around, learning Spanish and shopping for our move.  We’re less than 60 days out to Peru and things are getting really busy around here!

Do check out the full gallery HERE.  I’ll be adding additional pictures to it as I continue to shoot.



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Naomi March 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

They are gorgeous … stunning!

Kelly March 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

Wow, they are especially gorgeous this year! Makes me homesick *sniff*

Sarah Novak March 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

This is my first time, so I don’t have anything to compare to, but I’m loving them!

Meg March 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Just lovely! I’m in Southern Maryland and make it downtown every year with my mom to photograph the blossoms. We were at the Tidal Basin last Sunday and got some decent shots, but it was a gray day. Planning to go back downtown tomorrow and hope for some sun and blue skies!

Sarah Novak March 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Awesome, hope you get some people-free shots! :)

Daniela March 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Lovely pictures! The first one is my fave. We are going there tomorrow with our Hindi class. I wanted to take the kids to see the cherries before we move to India but the weather is not going to be very nice on the weekend, so it may not work.

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