Cherry Blossoms Along the Tidal Basin

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Cherry Blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin

It’s here. The time of year when the trees turn pink and white with an explosion of cherry blossoms. DC is never more lovely. Each day, after work, I take a stroll to the Tidal Basin, camera on my neck looking for photo ops. It is true the cold snap DC experienced after the unseasonably warm February destroyed many of the blossoms, but it is still a photographer’s dream. *Note: I originally posted this article on March 29, 2017. On April 1, my friend and professional photographer, Karen S. Nutini and I visited the cherry blossoms at Potomac Park. This time we got playful with my hair. Take a look at the last three photos.

Cherry Blossoms and a Book

A woman unknowingly strikes a perfect pose in my viewfinder

There are tents set up with food, live music, gift shop and information booth. Be aware the parking lot has been appropriated by these tents, so there is no parking nearby. I suggest public transportation, Capital Bikeshare or car share. Be prepared for crowded conditions. Everyone wants to experience the beauty. There are many tourists from other countries, so put on your hospitality hat and be kind and helpful.

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Cherry Blossoms bring many people to the Tidal Basin

The DC cherry blossoms have a long history of more than 100 years. Click this link to find out more about the Cherry Blossom Festival and History.

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The Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms

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Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms looking over the Tidal Basin

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A black and white version of the Cherry Blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial

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Another black and white version of the Cherry Blossoms

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A view of the Tidal Basin towards SW DC with the Wharf Development on the far right

Make sure you visit the Tidal Basin soon. The blossoms are fading quickly. I’d love to see some of your photos.

Gina Photographing at Potomac Park along the Washington Channel

Gina photographing the Cherry Blossoms at Potomac Park

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Gina’s Hair among the Cherry Blossoms

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The ultimate hair adornment – Cherry Blossoms

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