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    Posted April 10, 2014 by
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    Spring Comes to Washington

    After a pretty harsh winter this year, at least for Washingtonians, spring has finally arrived! By the calendar, March 20 is the official first day of spring but for Washingtonians, spring is heralded by the blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin. Today's weather report was for a picture perfect spring day so I woke up bright and early, hopped into my car and headed down to the Tidal Basin. It seemed the rest of the city had heard the same weather report as I had - joggers, bikers, lots of people with cameras in hand and even a few picnickers were all out enjoying the wonderful weather and the spectacular views of the cherry tress.

    The cherry trees don't only line the Tidal Basin, they also extend into East Potomac Park. There, you will find the lone weeping cherry tree, a lovely sight with its graceful cascading branches of flowers in bloom.

    DC is beautiful city to begin with but when the cherry tress are in bloom, it's gorgeous! The trees aren't quite in full bloom yet but if weather holds as currently forecasted, they will be by the time of the Cherry Blossom Parade which takes place this weekend.

    Though the cherry trees are the stars of the spring show, the colorful magenta magnolias and bright yellow forsythias are the best supporting cast a cherry tree could ever hope for.

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