Earlier this month Washington D.C. began the spring celebration of the 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival! Hundreds and thousands of visitors from all over the world attended this special two week event that began on March 20th and ended April 14th. During this period I had the chance to watch each cherry bud grow into flowering pieces of art on my way to work. It was during the days of the peek bloom when I had the opportunity to actually walk through the Tidal Basin, taking photos; admiring the beauty of the trees and interviewing a few Cherry Blossom visitors!
Over two thousand cherry trees arrived in Washington, D.C. as a gift from Tokyo on January 6, 1910. I could see the remarkable difference between the stunning ancient tree trunks of the original trees versus the more recently planted saplings. After speaking with one of the ladies at the help desk, she said this season was particularly wonderful because of the great weather during peak bloom. The cherry blossom trees bloom when the weather reaches above 70 degrees. But it is the evening time that can’t be missed, as that is when the flowers truly start to flourish.
Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown is located less than 3 miles from the Cherry Blossom Festival, making it the perfect destination for springtime. I look forward to next years events! If you join us during the Cherry Blossom Festival be sure to let your Personal Assistant help plan the experience for you.
Photo Credit, Sarah Corneal