Cherry Blossoms 2013

Monika Perzan Monika Perzan of Chicago, takes a picture of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin that are starting to bloom, Friday, April 5, 2013 in Washington. The blossoms are blooming a little later than expected due to the unseasonably cool weather. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ann Bagala Ann Bagala of Gray, Maine, takes a picture of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin that are starting to bloom, Friday, April 5, 2013 in Washington. The blossoms are blooming a little later than expected due to the unseasonably cool weather. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
APTOPIX Obama The Marine One helicopter is framed by blooming magnolia trees as President Barack Obama lifts off from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, as he travels to Denver and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Cherry Blossoms along the tidal basin 4/3/2013 (Courtesy of CC)
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Cherry Blossoms The Washington Monument is seen behind a blossoming Cherry Tree along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Cherry Blossoms The Washington Monument is seen behind a blossoming Cherry Tree along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Laura Weemhoff Laura Weemhoff, from Columbus, Ohio, photographs one of the very few the cherry blossoms trees in bloom, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Washington. The National Park Service says the flowering trees are expected to reach peak bloom between April 3 and April 6. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Johnny West, Syeda Hasan, Russell Parvin Photographer Johnny West, from Washington, photographs newly engaged Syeda Hasan, and Russell Parvin, from New York City, under one of the very few cherry blossoms trees in bloom, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Washington. The National Park Service says the flowering trees are expected to reach peak bloom between April 3 and April 6. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Cherry Blossoms The sun filters through a cherry blossoms tree on the Tidal Basin, looking toward the Jefferson Memorial, that have been slowed from blooming by the unseasonably cool weather, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Washington. The National Park Service says the flowering trees are expected to reach peak bloom between April 3 and April 6. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Cherry Blossoms Visitors walk under budding cherry blossom trees, by the Japanese Pagoda, along the tidal basin in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2013. Peak bloom is expected from April 3-6, according to the National Park Service. The Washington Monument, with scaffolding is seen in the background. The scaffolding is being put up to make repairs to stonework damaged in a 2011 earthquake. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms You might be surprised at what you can eat after exercise.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms Although the cherry blossom trees are not quite in bloom, visitors enjoy the view along the Tidal Basin, looking toward the Washington Monument, in Washington Friday, March 29, 2013. Peak bloom is expected from April 3-6, according to the National Park Service. Scaffolding starts to cover the Washington Monument to make repairs to stonework damaged in a 2011 earthquake. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossom festival banners at DC Judiciary Square (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
What a difference a year makes. On top, the Jefferson Memorial framed by cherry blossoms at peak bloom on March 23, 2012. On bottom, just green buds. (Andrew Mollenbeck/WTOP Photo)
What a difference a year makes. On top, the Washington Monument with cherry blossoms at peak bloom from March 23, 2012. On bottom, just green buds on the trees from March 24, 2013. (Andrew Mollenbeck/WTOP)
Just little buds of the cherry blossoms trees on the Tidal Basin on Sunday, March 24, 2013. A year ago, they were already in peak bloom. (Andrew Mollenbeck/WTOP)
Cherry blossom tree buds on March 4, 2013. (WTOP/Kristi King)
National Park Service cherry tree expert James Perry predicts the cherry blossoms will be at their best between March 26 and March 30. The average peak bloom date is April 4. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Ballou High School band performs at an event announcing when the peak cherry blossom peak will be. Washington's famous cherry trees blooms are expected to be at their best between March 26 and March 30. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Ballou High School band bus joins the "City In Bloom" festivities March 4, 2013, the day the National Park Service announced the peak cherry blossom prediction.
Laura Weemhoff
Cherry Blossoms in front of the Jefferson Memorial=20 (Provided by David Carr )
Cherry Blossoms finally bloom in the Tidal Basin taken on April 13th 2013 (Provided by David Carr )
Cherry Blossoms near Tidal Basin (Provided by David Carr )
Sunrise at the U.S. Capitol with cherry flowers. April 9, 2013 (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
30 second exposure at sunrise (Provided by Tony DelSignore )
Cerry flowers are enjoying the company of the tulips. April 11, 2013 (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
A charming cow-girl from Washington state is waiting for the parade on the National Mall. April 13, 2013. (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
Rainbow falls to the National Mall, thanks to the sprinkle mist. The background is the Air and Space Museum with flowering Cherry trees. (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
Jefferson Memorial and the Cherry Blossoms. (Provided by Chris Noh )
Tweety and Dalmatian are getting ready for the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. April 13, 2013 (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
Taking engagement photos for my friends Mike and Sophia, we captured this image on April 6th in Hains Point, before many of the blossoms peaked. (Provided by Matt Seal )
Cherry blossoms hanging over the Tidal Basin.(Provided by Laura Kobayashi )
The Washington Monument and the Cherry Blossoms. (Provided by Chris Noh )
The Maryland State National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Band makes its way along Constitution Avenue Saturday morning.(WTOP/Max Smith)
The Almas Shriner Klownz pose for a picture along Constitution Avenue Saturday morning during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. (WTOP/Max Smith)
The Maryland State National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Band performs along Constitution Avenue Saturday morning.(WTOP/Max Smith)
The Quantico Marine Corps Band marches in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday. (WTOP/Max Smith)
The Joint Staff Honor Guard marches in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Saturday. (WTOP/Max Smith)
Tweety gets ready for his entrance at the start of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade at 7th and Constitution Avenue Saturday. (WTOP/Max Smith)
View of the Washington Monument over the Tidal Basin. (Provided by Chris Noh )
The Jefferson Memorial seen through the cherry blossoms on April 11, 2013. (Provided by JoAnn Christian )
Cherry blossoms at night. (Provided by Chris Noh )
The U.S. Capitol building is framed with cherry flowers and tulips. April 11, 2013 (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
Lounging under the trees. (Provided by Elizabeth McDaniel )
Romantic moonlight walk under the cherry blossoms. (Provided by "Dawn M. Harrison" )
Cherry Blossoms Jessica Coscia of Alexandria, Va., takes photos of the cherry blossoms trees in full bloom along the Tidal Basin on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Cherry Blossoms (Provided by Linda Johnson )
In my neighborhood, Centreville, Va. (Provided by Glander )
In my neighborhood, Centreville, Va. (Provided by Glander )
Sunset at Hains Point Park. (Provided by Justin Cortes )
APTOPIX Japan Cherry Blossoms Cats sit on a branch of a cherry tree as cherry blossoms are in full bloom at a park in Tokyo Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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The Jefferson Memorial in the blossoms April 9, 2013. (Courtesy of Jen Helton)
The Martin Luther King Memorial awash in pink and white. (Courtesy of Darrell Cochran)
(Courtesy of Cindy S.)
(Courtesy of Cindy S.)
Cherry Blossom Obsession. (Courtesy of Prince Raassi)
The area is awash in pink. (WTOP/Lacey Mason)
Photographers grab their best shots at the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Lacey Mason)
The cherry blossoms peaked April 9, 2013. (WTOP/Lacey Mason)
Night time viewing of the shining radiant Washington Monument reflection taken from the Tidal Basin on 9-Apr-2013 (Provided by Bipin Badhe )
(Provided by John Sonderman )
Cherry blossom tree trunks. (Provided by Jen Helton)
Liked the woman posing for photos at the cherry blossoms (Provided by Brett Young )
Cherry blossom wonderland (Provided by "Jen Helton " )
Light pink cherry blossoms (Provided by "Jen Helton " )
Monument in the blossoms!!! (Provided by "Jen Helton " )
Cherry blossoms at Jefferson memorial (Provided by Jen Helton )
Kids in the blossoms. (Provided by "Jen Helton " )
Pink cherry blossom (Provided by "Jen Helton " )
Washington monument (Provided by "Jen Helton " )
Jefferson memorial in the cherry blossoms (Provided by Jen Helton )
The cherry blossoms Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Lacey Mason)
The Jefferson Memorial framed by blossoms. (WTOP/Lacey Mason)
The setting sun filters through the blooming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin Tuesday evening. (WTOP/Laurie Cantillo)
284038 Cherry blossoms in bloom in D.C. on April 7, 2013 (Courtesy of Anjan Pendem)
With temperatures reaching 79 degrees, cherry blossoms started to go full bloom near the Tidal Basin in Washington April 8, 2013. (Courtesy of Xiaoliang Chen)
With temperatures reaching 79 degrees, cherry blossoms started to go full bloom near the Tidal Basin in Washington April 8, 2013.(Courtesy of Xiaoliang Chen)
The Martin Luther King Memorial with cherry blossoms April 8, 2013. (Courtesy of Xiaoliang Chen)
Jefferson Memorial at sunrise. (Courtesy of J. Bailey)
No cherry blossoms at the tidal basin, but found these dogwoods at the Smithsonian. (Courtesy of Randy Benn)
The National Park Service says peak bloom for the area's cherry blossoms is Tuesday, April 9. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Ellie Sakilayan Ellie Sakilayan, 1, of Arlington, Va., looks up at a canopy of blooming cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms With the Jefferson Monument in the background, cherry blossom trees bloom along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Bailey Bickel Bailey Bickel, 2, of Washington, walks among cherry blossom trees in bloom along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms As the sun sets, cherry blossoms appear to float suspended in the air, as a family picnics by cherry blossom trees in bloom along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms A woman and child walk among cherry blossom trees that have just begun to bloom, as sunset falls over the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms The cherry blossom trees are in bloom along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. In the background is the Jefferson Memorial. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms A cluster of cherry blossoms are seen on a tree in bloom along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mike Crosby of Manassas, Va. admires his companion's photo of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Jeoyuh Lin of D.C. positions himself for the perfect shot of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Cherry Blossoms A cluster of cherry blossoms are seen as they hang over the tidal basin from a tree in bloom in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Cherry Blossoms The cherry blossom trees are blooming along the tidal basin in Washington, on Monday, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
People come to Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossom can also see other blooming flowers. This Magnolia flowers photo was take on April 4, 2013, behind the Smithsonian Castle. (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
Crowds are expected at the Tidal Basin as the cherry blossoms bloom and temperatures reach into the 70s April 8, 2013. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Finally the warm spring is in Washington Area. These beautiful Daffodils can be seen near the National Mall. April 7, 2013. (Provided by Xiaoliang Chen )
Some cherry blossom trees near the Tidal Basin have blooms that are open. Others are still closed on April 8, 2013. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Washington Cherry Blossoms Cherry blossoms begin to open on the branches of the famous Yoshino cherry trees along the Tidal Basin, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington. Despite repeated predictions peak blossom time for the cherry trees is imminent, but not yet here as nighttime temperatures in the nation's capital continues to dip sharply. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Washington Cherry Blossoms Cherry blossoms begin to open on the branches of the famous Yoshino cherry trees along the Tidal Basin, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington. Despite repeated predictions peak blossom time for the cherry trees is not yet here as nighttime temperatures in the nation's capital continues to dip sharply. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Washington Cherry Blossoms Cherry blossoms buds hang on branches of the famous Yoshino cherry trees along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Despite repeated predictions peak blossom time for the cherry trees is not yet here as nighttime temperatures in the nation's capital continues to dip sharply. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Washington Cherry Blossoms A nesting bird peeks out of the budding Japanese Yoshino cherry tree along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Despite repeated predictions peak blossom time for the historic cherry trees is not yet here, but almost, almost. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Cherry Blossoms The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are starting to bloom, a little later than expected due to the unseasonably cool weather, Friday, April 5, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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