From Winter to summer has really confused Nature but I’m not complaining, just enjoying! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the Cherry Blossom well just look.
Time to take a walk and enjoy the beauty of nature, move at a slower pace, take time to look around and realize just how blessed we truly are.
Stopping to smell the Flowers.
We love this time of the year when you can walk and be thankful for the gifts that nature has presented us with.
A Once In A Lifetime Celebration
In 1912, an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees was bestowed on Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan. Rooted strongly and surviving outside elements, the trees have withstood the test of time – and nearly a century later, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is preparing for an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
The epic 5-week spectacular, from March 20 – April 27, 2012, will unify and electrify the city, the nation, and the world. Washington, DC and the region will be abuzz with excitement. Creativity and innovation will permeate signature Festival events elevating them to new heights, and ground-breaking Centennial exhibitions and programming will amaze and delight. Timeless traditions. Rich culture. Renowned artists. World-class performers. The community at its best!
In honor of one of our nation’s most beloved treasures, and a living reminder of international friendship and the beauty of nature, we look forward to celebrating with you the 100th anniversary of the gift of trees – and setting the stage for the next 100 years. There will be no doubt that spring has sprung. We will paint the town pink and want you to join us.
2012 Bloom Watch
revised: March 20, 2012
Average Peak Bloom Date: April 4
2012 Peak Bloom Date: March 20
2012 Blooming Period Forecast: March 18 – ???
Exactly when the buds will open is not easy to predict and it is extremely difficult to give an accurate forecast much more than 10 days before peak bloom. National Park Service horticulturists monitor five distinct stages of bud development and provide timely forecasts and updates.
The Peak Bloom Date is defined as the day on which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin are open. This date varies from year to year, depending on weather conditions. The Blooming Period is defined as that period when 20 percent of the blossoms are open until the petals fall and leaves appear. The blooming period starts several days before the peak bloom date and can last as long as 14 days, however, frost or high temperatures combined with wind or rain can shorten this period.
We leave you with one more beautiful peaceful picture.