Spring Flowers in DC

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It is Cherry Blossom Festival time in DC once again.  I went down to take a few photos with the masses.  I didn’t realize it was parade day but I still managed to fight the crowds and get a few good pictures.

In 1912 the Japanese government gave the USA over 2000 cherry blossom trees.  Between 1913 and 1920 they were planted all around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC.  Today there are 3,570 trees around the basin and in neighboring parks.

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Please do not pick the blossoms

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