National Cherry Blossom Festival | Washington DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival | Washington DC | © Jay Moore Photography

2012 marks the Centennial for the gift of trees in which 3,000 cherry trees where given to Washington DC by Toyko, Japan. The beautiful gifts are not only an annual event showcasing the start of spring, but are a historical reminder of the friendship between the two countries.

I had the opportunity and pleasure spending the day within the gorgeous blooming beauties soaking up one amazing site after another. And what’s amazing is that a 100 years later, several of the original trees still stand strong, blooming along side there younger counter parts around the tidal basin. The image above is taken through new blossoms from those original grouping of trees.

It’s still not too late to see the show, as they’re peaking now and should continue to be full of blossoms throughout this weekend. If you live in the area, I highly recommend taking a day to our nations capitol to enjoy the sights for yourself.

If you can’t make it, check back again tomorrow for additional images from my time within the cherry blossoms …

4 Responses

  1. rose M J.

    Wonderful to see the blossoms again. I like the people relating to the trees and water.

    March 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

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  4. This is an amazing article , and it’s very useful , Thank you for sharing

    August 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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