In this photo taken Monday, March 19, 2012, a couple enjoys the blossoms in an area of the tidal basin containing some of the oldest cherry blossom trees in Washington. The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the U.S. capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century.About 100 years ago this month, first lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the bank of Washington's Tidal Basin.
THE BIG PICTURE | Washington, D.C., April 4: A group sits along the Tidal Basin under blossoming cherry trees, looking toward the Washington Monument. [AP] More » Read Post
For the second time this week, the National Park Service has moved up its forecast of Washington’s Tidal Basin cherry blossom bloom. Wednesday morning, the agency announced that the bloom should now begin March 18 — two days before ... Read Post
The city’s famed cherry blossoms will be in full bloom next week, which means thousands upon thousands of people walking along the Tidal Basin to take in the pinks and whites. For most people, a picture will suffice. For others, tho... Read Post