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Washington DC Photo Gallery Cherry Blossom Flower Update

Cherry Blossom Flower Update

This gallery monitors the bloomming period of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The planting of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the United States from the people of Japan. In Japan the flowering cherry tree or "Sakura," as it is called by the Japanese people, is one of the most exalted flowering plants. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformations Japanese Culture has undergone through the ages. The date when the Yoshino cherry blossoms reach peak bloom varies from year to year, depending on weather conditions.

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Friday, 1:08PM, April 2, 2010 *

There were tons of people enjoying a warm, Friday afternoon hanging out under the Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin.

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Thursday, 2:25PM, April 1, 2010 *

View of the Jefferson Memorial along the Tidal Basin with Cherry Blossoms in peak bloom.

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Wednesday, 12:41PM, March 31, 2010 *

Full-bloom picture of budding Yoshino Cherry trees and the Washington Monument on a warm spring afternoon.

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Wednesday, 12:50PM, March 31, 2010 *

Sunny, Spring view of the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossoms Peak Bloom Period.

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Tuesday, 2:52PM, March 30, 2010 *

View of the Washington Monument with Cherry Blossom trees at the base.

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Wednesday, 12:51PM, March 31, 2010 *

Jefferson Memorial surrounded by Cherry Blossoms on a warm, mid-60's afternoon in Washington, DC.

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Tuesday, 1:31PM, March 30, 2010 *

The Peak Bloom date is defined as when seventy percent of the Yoshino Cherry tree blossoms are open. These Yoshino Cherry Trees surround the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.

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Wednesday, 12:43PM, March 31, 2010 *

For the last 98 years, millions of tourists and Washington DC residents come to the Tidal Basin and view these magnificent Cherry Blossom trees.

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Tuesday, 2:53PM, March 30, 2010 *

Information Booths are set up near the Washington Monument and along the Tidal Basin. For more information see our Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Guide

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Wednesday, 12:27PM, March 31, 2010 *

Scenic view of the Cherry Blossom trees and the Washington Monument along the Tidal Basin.

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Tuesday March 24, 2009 11:05 AM *

Cherry Blossom view of the Jefferson Memorial across the tidal basin

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Tuesday March 24, 2009 11:09 AM

The Washington Monument stands tall (555' - 5") behind the soon-to-be-flowering Cherry Blossoms

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Tuesday March 24, 2009 11:15 AM

Closer-up view of the Washington Monument with one of the two-thousand seven-hundred Yoshino Cherry Trees in the foreground

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