The Last of the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

I’m curious…how do the cherry trees know the National Cherry Blossom Festival ended yesterday?

The Japanese cherry trees ended their annual spectacular show yesterday in Washington, DC.

I was lucky to be in the neighborhood today, so I dropped in. There was one last tree in full flower. I spent many minutes enjoying the view during a quick stop near the Jefferson Memorial.

I can imagine how beautiful this line of cherry trees must have been a few days ago when all were blooming.

The city of Tokyo gave the trees to the city of Washington in 1912 and they’re planted along the Tidal Basin.

I’ve heard about the Cherry Blossom Festival for years and had hoped the blossoms would hang in there at least one extra day.

But when they’re scheduled to bloom from March 26 to April 10, I guess they really mean it.

This one lone tree on Independence Avenue did give me a glimpse of what I missed.



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