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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on April 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm
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Their Baaaack! DC’s Cherry Blossoms

An early evening trip to the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday yielded me a few images of the famous cherry trees, which are now in full bloom.

This weekend, with temperatures in the District forecasted to reach highs of 80° and lots of sun expected, the National Mal will be mobbed with people strolling, picnicking and taking photos of the famous annual color explosion.

This week, the Magnolia trees were also in full bloom, notably in the Enid A. Haupt Garden in front of the Smithsonian Castle (map it).

If you don’t get an opportunity to take a (tourist-packed) leisurely stroll around the Tidal Basin and have your photo taken with the Jefferson Memorial (map it) in the background, here are a few photographs of the grandeur of reason we celebrate the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Jefferson Memorial Cherry Blossoms 2010Chery Blossom Crowds, Tidal Basin in Washington DC 2010

Washington Momument Cherry Blossoms 2010 Smithsonian Castle and Magnolia Blossoms

Jefferson Memorial & Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms 2010

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival runs through April 11, 2010 and offers dozens of events and activities for the entire family.  Just remember to bring your camera.

Images – from personal collection   ©2010, Jon Rochetti

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  • steve mirsky says:

    I love walking under these trees as the spring breezes blow through perfuming the air with sweet aroma and the pedals fall down like warm snowflakes all around!

  • Jon Rochetti says:

    It is great this year. With the killer snow and winter we had here in DC, the crowds were larger than ever, as more people I suspect wanted to confirm that spring is really here.

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