After a long wait, the cherry blossoms finally arrived!
It seemed like forever before the cherry blossoms would start to come out around the Tidal Basin. The peak bloom schedule kept getting pushed back. I would drive down either in the morning or at night to see what they looked like. The past two weekends people came to DC expecting the trees to be blooming, but unfortunately they saw no blossoms at all. This week though, our luck finally started to change!
Yesterday was the peak bloom day. I got to the Tidal Basin about 5:15AM and started looking for a spot that I wanted to be at. I wasn’t alone though, even at that hour there were a LOT of photographers already down there. I found my spot and just waited for the sunrise. This year the blossoms appeared much more pink than what I’ve remembered in the past. The color really came out when the warm sun light started to hit them.