Cherry blossoms (not) blooming

Made a dawn patrol trip down to the Tidal Basin this past Sunday, hoping to get a great preview of the sakura before the hordes of tourists arrived to make photographing the blossoms a bit more difficult, but apparently my timing was way off and the pictured blossom was about as good as I could get. I arrived at the Tidal Basin around 6 am and there was hardly anyone there besides a couple of photographers. At 7 am, the hordes started to arrive… 7 am!!! Talk about some serious tourists.

4 Comments so far

  1. Robbie (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    Looking at the weather forcast for this week, I think this coming weekend will be the big showing for the blossoms. Anyone else planning on heading to the Tidal Basin to see them?

  2. Stop_smell_the_Potomac (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 10:19 am

    What a disappointment! Yesterday I dragged a friend from out of town here on business for the weekend down the Tidal Basin thinking that there would be an explosion of blooms because I heard on the radio and read in the paper that today the blossoms were going to be at peak AND it was sooo way off.


  3. AJ (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

    Glad to find this blog. I’m thinking of traveling into the city this weekend (April 8) to see the blossoms. I live quite a distance away (4hours). With the recent storms will it be a good time to see the blossoms? Any thoughts would be helpful since I don’t get local news reports I’m just guessing.

  4. Tom Mills (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 8:45 am

    I don’t know if you’ll get to see much of the cherry blossoms anymore with the recent storms that blew through the area, but it’s still worth it to see the Tidal Basin in the spring. Tulips are up, azaleas are blooming… you get the picture.

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