I’ve been so excited to the cherry blossoms since we moved out here. Seriously, it was September when I first started to tell people, “I can’t wait for the cherry blossoms!” I’m a nerd, I get it.
The weather last week was absolutely incredible, and I decided to break free of my desk during my lunch break and go cherry blossom hunting. Yeah, that’s totally a thing. I stuck to mainly the National Mall area because that was closest, and it did not disappoint.
As beautiful as the trees were mid-week, there’s this magical time where the blossoms by the Tidal Basin are considered at their peak blossom. Scientists make predictions for the timing of the blossoms and kept us posted on how they were progressing. I’ve been following the Washington Post’s Twitter feed obsessively as they kept me up to date on the state of the blossoms. It was like watching to countdown to a space shuttle launch. 3. . . 2 . . . 1 . . . On Friday, we had LIFTOFF! Peak blossom, baby!
Saturday morning, I took my bike out and biked to the Tidal Basin along with 5 bajillion other people who also had the exact same idea as me. The nerve.
The Tidal Basin is surrounded by 2,000 cherry blossom trees, which makes it the coolest place to see the blossoms! Taking my bike was life saving so I could get in and out without dealing with parking or public transportation.
The weather was perfect, the paths crowded, but nothing could take away from its beauty. I wish I could capture how incredible it was on camera! Alas, you really do have to see it in person to fully appreciate it! It was like walking around in a wonderland!
DC, you continue to inspire me and I love you more every day!