07 Apr Snapshot of the Week: Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC
Spring is by far the most enticing time in Washington, DC. People wearily come out of their homes, tentatively shed their winter jackets and begin to marvel at the changing seasons. The famous cherry blossoms, a gift from the people of Japan in 1912, surround the tidal basin and create a perfect natural compliment to the nearby marble monuments and draw over 700,000 visitors each year.
As a DC resident, it would be easy to avoid the crowds and stay home. But the magnetic pull of the delicate flowers draw me out each year, and it’s worth fighting the crowds to ring in the start of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.