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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom around Tidal Basin

Yesterday we took a ride downtown to visit one of the museums and, of course, go check on the status of the cherry blossom trees surrounding the Tidal Basin.

What a beautiful day. The cherry blossoms weren't quite in peak yet, but I'd estimate it was at about 50 percent. Anyone considering going to see them I'd recommend going in the next few days. The weather is currently beautiful and the showing should be fabulous! (Although one wrinkle might be some morning rain on Friday).

Here are a few photos I took on Tues., March 22, 2016.

Looking at the Washington Monument from across the Tidal Basin.

Military aircraft flying over the water. You can see some of the trees are in bloom and others are on the cusp.

Blossoms posing for a pic. You can see still lots of buds yet to open

Many of the trees surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial were in bloom (most are off to the left of this photo)

I am not 100 percent sure, but I believe the one most prominent in bloom here is the tree which is the first each year to bloom.

United States Air Force Memorial

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