Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spring Arrives in Washington, D.C., USA

Each place around the world has a special moment that marks the changing of seasons. In nearby Washington, D.C., spring officially arrives when the cherry tree blossoms arrive. The famous trees were a gift from Japan in 1912 and explode with color to welcome spring each year. The Japanese cherry trees surround the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin and the adjacent Washington Monument.
The cherry tree blossoms open in the last two days and were well worth the 30 minute drive from the Colvin Run Habitat to the downtown area. 
There are a number of spring blooming flowers as well, including these daffodils at the foot of Capitol Hill.

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