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The First Day of Spring!
Washington's Cherry Blossoms at "puffy white" stage
Washington’s cherry blossoms have started to bloom on the first day of Spring, 2022. The National Park Service projects the blooms will be at their peak from March 22 - 25, 2022. Peak bloom is when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open.
I made these photos this morning at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. It was a beautiful morning. This stage is called “puffy white.” The Tidal Basin is about 107 acres in size and approximately 10 feet deep.