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National Cherry Blossom Festival


Spring mornings don't get much better than that. The air was warm, the sky clear and the cherry blossoms were in their prime. This was my first time going to the Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C., although I've lived two hours way from it my whole life. Peak bloom only lasts a few days, and the time it happens varies each year, I was lucky enough to visit on one of those days and the blossoms were spectacular.

The crowds were astounding. I tried my hardest to get a few good shots without a massive crowd of people in it, and I think I did a pretty good job. Even with the swell of people the day was still beautiful, and I couldn't have spent it with better people.

Soon the flowers will get replaced by green leaves and the wind will knock of showers of petals. There are Callery Pear and Magnolia trees that line my street in Baltimore that bloom a bit later and last longer than the Yoshinos. I'll have a bit longer to enjoy the beginnings of spring during my everyday life, and three more months to breath deep.