Signs of Spring Around Arlington

One could hardly have asked for a more beautiful start to March.

As the thermometer hit 70 degrees today — the first day of meteorological spring — trees, flowers and other plants were starting to bloom. From Shirlington to Ballston, from Waverly Hills to the Custis Trail, the colors of spring are beginning to emerge.

It’s no surprise that the blooms are getting an early start. According to the Capital Weather Gang, this year’s meteorological winter was the third warmest on record in D.C.

The official start of spring — the Vernal Equinox — is March 20. The peak bloom for D.C.’s cherry blossom trees, meanwhile, is now predicted for March 24.

Tree blossoms in Ballston Bee with flowering tree in Ballston Tree buds in Ballston Tree buds in Ballston Bee with flowering tree in Ballston Pansies and grape hyacinths in Virginia Square Daffodils in Shirlington Blooming bush on Custis Trail Blooming trees in Pentagon City Daffodils in Crystal City Crocuses in Waverly Hills Flowering bush on Custis Trail

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