Tidal Basin in full bloom

April 05, 2016  •  1 Comment

Friendship and Good WillFriendship and Good WillMorning at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., while the yoshino cherry trees are in full bloom. A nearby plaque from the National Capital Sesquicentenial Commisson of 1950 reads: "The first Japanese cherry trees presented to the City of Washington as a gesture of friendship and good will by the city of Tokyo, were planted on this site, March 27, 1912. In my last blog post, I featured a photo taken just before the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin had reached peak bloom. And here we are above, just two days later, with the cherry trees in full bloom. Of course, as you can see in the following, not quite all of the blossoms had opened, but enough were open for the National Park Service to consider the Tidal Basin in full bloom.

Open and ClosedOpen and ClosedBlossoms from a yoshino cherry tree. When I'm at the Tidal Basin, I mostly shoot scenic landscapes, but I do also like close-ups of the blossoms.

Blossoms over WaterBlossoms over WaterBlossoms from a yoshino cherry tree extend over water.

In another recent post, I presented a scenic photo of the Tidal Basin just before sunrise, when the Tidal Basin hadn't yet reached full bloom (March 22). Here's a similarly framed shot taken on March 24th, the first day of full bloom. What a difference two days can make!

Pink Skies and Full BloomPink Skies and Full BloomPink skies over the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., while the yoshino cherry trees are in full bloom.


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1.Diane Nesmeyer(non-registered)
Nice choices, great photographs!
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