Springtime in DC is pretty much synonymous with cherry blossom season, and with the bajillion tourists and locals alike who pack the sidewalks around the tidal basin to take in the beauty of the trees and monuments together. It’s been a few years since I’ve done the whole shebang – my general dislike of crowds and massive allergic response keep me from going annually – so it’s on my list for next week. I’m thinking I’ll give it a go on Thursday, when I am killing time between the Nationals home opener and the Caps game that night. In the meantime, however, the blossoms are busting out all over town. (Yes, while the tidal basin gets all the glory, there are assorted varieties of cherry trees all over town, which is usually how I get my cherry blossom fix.) Here is a sampling from this morning’s commute:
By the way… lest you’re jealous of DC’s springy awesomeness, do be aware that it’s supposed to snow on Sunday. Which, of course, means that Thursday’s trip to the Tidal Basin might be for naught, if the flowers have all frozen.