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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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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:56 AM

In this North-Easterly view of a Cherry tree branch blossom-buds are cleary visible and about to burst open - a precursor to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

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Tuesday March 24, 2009 11:07 AM

In approximately one weeks time from the date this photo was taken, this branch will have exploded into full-blown, beautiful Yoshino Cherry Blossoms

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:42 AM *

"Peduncle extension" is what this stage of budding is called for the Cherry trees; Jefferson Memorial in center

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:40 AM *

Jefferson Memorial viewed through branches of Japanese Cherry Trees ("Yoshinos"); no peddle-boaters on the Tidal Basin yet

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:46 AM

On a gorgeous spring day in the Nation's Capital, her cherry trees are about to pop. The Nation's Cherry Blossoms attract 3,000,000 admirers annualy

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:46 AM *

If I had to guess, it looks like Washington's Monument was modeled after the Egyptian Obelisk of Pharaoh Senusret I. It was (and is) the world's tallest stone structure and world's tallest obelisk

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Friday, March 27, 2009 9:43 AM

D.C. is beautiful

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Friday, March 27, 2009 9:39 AM

First Aid Stations and public restrooms are located on the north side of Tidal Basin near the paddleboats. Your government loves you

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Friday, March 27, 2009 9:46 AM

Vendors located in the parking lot (!) for the massive crowds of people coming to see a natural treasure: National Cherry Blossom Festival

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Friday, March 27, 2009 9:56 AM

According to the Cherry Tree's arborists, at this point in the blooming stage a Nor'easter would be bad

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Friday, March 27, 2009 9:52 AM

Budding Yoshino cherry trees against marble, granite and sandstone obelisk, Washington, DC, Spring '09: Take 2

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:38 PM

This will give you an idea of the size of the Jefferson Memorial: the people are tiny and the Cherry Blossoms are about to explode -

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:37 PM *

This sublime photograph of the Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms is property of DCpages.com but is available for sale

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:40 PM *

A beautiful Spring evening in DC and the blossoms are near peak. Our friends, the Japanese, gifted us these Cherry Trees in 1912

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:44 PM *

Cherry Blossoms are considered an omen of good fortune and are also an emblem of love and affection, too, they represent spring. Cherry blossoms are a metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, which is depicted in many pieces of Japanese art

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