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Mark Your Calendars for the 2010 Cherry Blossom Fesitval in Washington DC

 

Washington Monument with Cherry Blossoms
There just aren't enough words that can ever describe the view of the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC when they are in bloom.
It feels like walking under huge mounds of cotton candy. The air is sweet with the smell of the blossoms and the waves of pink seem to go on for ever.  Mark your calendars now for March 27 to April 11, 2010 for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Peak bloom dates for 2010 are projected to be April 3rd and 4th.  However it is to early for the National Park Service to give a 100% accurate projections on the official peak bloom days.

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Memorial with Cherry Blossoms

Top off the beautiful trees with the views of the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument and you have the best of both nature and history in front of your eyes. It doesn't matter where you are from or where you may be going; everyone smiles, photos are taken and picnics are shared.

 

 

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom



The history of the Cherry Trees in Washington DC go back to 1912 when the then First Lady and the wife of the Japanese Ambassador planted the first two trees on the north side of the Tidal Basin. In all Japan sent over 3000 trees which were planted mostly around the Tidal Basin with others in Hains Point and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Today the city has over 3700 Cherry trees that provide the show that thousands of people from around the world come to see once a year.

 



Taking a few hours every year to enjoy the sight of the trees and join the throngs of people reminds me of how great living in this city can be. With everything Washington DC offers we often forget in our busy lives to take in the beauty of the day. So mark your calendars now to make sure you don't miss the spectacular display that the National Cherry Blossoms provide to the Nations Capitol.  You will be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 16 commentsCindy Jones • March 10 2010 07:45AM

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I have been to this event once in my life. I had a great time.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) over 8 years ago

I was to DC once but never to this festival...sure looks like a nice time...maybe next trip there!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 8 years ago

Hi Cindy, I have family in Manassas and Vienna and I have to say I've never been there during the Cherry Blossom time. It is so beautiful though. One day :)

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 8 years ago

Cindy, What a setting for a festival. The backdrop must really be incredable, the history is amazing.

Posted by Nick Zappa, Professional treatment of our clients, brings awes (Eagles Wings Realty) over 8 years ago

Cindy...I have been attending this festival every year for over one half a century. I remember setting up my easel one year when Bob Ryan predicted snow during the festival. I can recall teenage dates, walking the tidal basin at sunset. So many times, the not-so-gentle breeze of April has created a blizzard of pink blossoms swirling against a beautiful azure blue sky.

It is a time like no other and is one of the main reasons I believe...

No one does Spring like Washington, DC

Posted by John MacArthur, Licensed Maryland/DC Realtor, Metro DC Homes (Century 21 Redwood) over 8 years ago

Cindy, this is something that I look forward to every year.  This year The Cherry Blossoms will be an especially welcoming sight here in D.C. after the harsh winter storms we've endured.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 8 years ago

Cindy, my wife always make attempts to get to this, but you know how it is when you live close by, but now you have inspired me to definately get it done this year...

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 8 years ago

Cindy, 

I want to come.  I was in Washington D.C. with the Girl Scounts when I was a Junior in High School.  We were there when Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.  There was a BIG traffic jam and very scary!  I would love to come back and see everything through different eyes! 

Cosmic Cow

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 8 years ago

Cindy:  My husband and I made a rare appearance in DC at Hains Point last weekend.  I was envisioning the area in bloom with the Cherry Blossoms.  It's always so lovely.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 8 years ago

Cindy- Great calendar reminder. This is a perfect time to be in DC. We usually jump on the metro after getting my car towed one year! 

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Harry-you  have to brave a few crowds but it an experience that everyone should have in their lifetime.

Kristin-but seeing the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom on your "bucket" list.

Jackie-you need to come down one year and see them.  Worth the trip.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Nick-the setting and history together are what make the event so special.

John-you are so right.  I'lll admit there have been a few years where I've blown off the walking the Tidal Basin but not anymore.

Brian-every sign of spring this year will be celebrated.  It was a long cold winter!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Gerry-you aren't that far away!  Make a day of it.  You won't be disappointed.

Carra-the trick is to go early and take public transportation.  You can walk from a multitude of locations.  Driving around the tidal basin is only going to make you crazy :-)

Chris Ann-Haines Point isn't the same since The Awakening went across the river to National Harbor.


Elllie- a few years ago I drove with some friends. We did find a parking space but I vowed never again.  If the weather is nice it is worth the walk.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Hi Cindy, We are within 4 hours from DC but have not yet been there during Cherry Blossom festival. Hope to do it some day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 8 years ago

It's like walking through a fairyland.  Truly joyous!

Posted by Shirley LaFleur over 8 years ago

Gita-if you find yourself coming to DC let me know.

Shirley-I can't imagine not having a smile on your face as you walk through around the Tidal Basin when the trees are in bloom.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

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