The Peak is ON!

What a difference a couple of days makes.

On Sunday, we went down to the Tidal Basin, and it looked like this:

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And this:

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Today, it looked like this:

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And this:

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I think it’s safe to say that the cherry blossom peak is ON. And it’s probably going to get even better over the next couple of days. If you can swing it, get over to the Tidal Basin to take in the scene — it really is spectacular.

Yes, a lot of people are out to see the blooms, but the crowds are not so bad that you can’t easily navigate the paths on foot (biking is a slight challenge, which I found out the hard way today), and there aren’t nearly the hordes that swarmed the area this past weekend.

I went on a solo outing today, but already have plans to go back with kids — they will dig it, for sure. If you go, don’t forget to check out these tips for better blossom viewing first.

Here are some more shots from my jaunt around the Basin. It’s hard not to be snap happy there!

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2 Responses to The Peak is ON!

  1. JL

    Great pics! Any idea how long these blossoms will last? I’m hoping to make it out there next week.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Hi JL – You may still be able to see the bloom early next week. I think I read it can last up to 14 days, but it’s generally more like 5-6. They will start to turn more pink, which is still pretty, but not the spectacular bright white-pink that they are now.

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