springtime in d.c.

This is one of my favorite times in D.C. – long and glorious spring days. I love the longer days, the warmth, the breeze, the flowers, and the happier dispositions of D.C. habitants and visitors alike. New life is breathed into the city. People are out and about, animals pop out more, tulips and cherry trees open up.

Cherry blossom season is always a crazy, wonderful time in D.C. The cherry trees bloom all over the District but most noticeably and famously at the Tidal Basin, where 1.5 million people flock to every year. There was no exception this year, despite the cold front that nearly ruined all potential blooms. However, flowers are some of the most resilient things in nature and we were fortunate enough to witness plenty of these irrepressible blossoms spring to life.

After the cherry blossom season comes the tulip season. You can find these perennials all over the city but most notably at the Floral Library, the National Arboretum, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Brookside Gardens, and Hillwood Estate. Anytime I see a bed of tulips, I can’t help but stop and admire these blushing beauties.

With that, enjoy the gorgeous flowers and flowering trees below!

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Magnolia trees in the Smithsonian Garden

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Cherry blossoms surrounding the Japanese Pagoda, located next to the Tidal Basin
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Survivors
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Peak bloom glory
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District of cherry trees and swan boats
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Even CityCenter is bursting with pink
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“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful – an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”
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Floral Library
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Tulip fields forever please
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Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD
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Tulips blooming at Brookside Gardens
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