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Cherry Blossoms reach peak bloom in Washington DC
But for pipedog the wait was worth it! 'Seeing the Cherry Blossoms at peak bloom around the Tidal Basin is heavenly. Photos simply don't do them justice,' he said.
- jne2013, CNN iReport producer
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington.
This year, peak bloom was from April 8-11. During this time I setoff on an early morning and late evening shoot. Although it was difficult waking up at 3:30am and getting home after midnight, it was well worth it.
To see more photos visit: http://www.nealpiper.com