DC Cherry Blossoms in 2021
It seems increasingly likely that DC will still be under COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2021 while the cherry blossoms are blooming. So it's shaping up to be a good year to follow along from afar from the safety and comfort of your home.
We’ve just caught the bottom end of the storm that has slammed into New England, and while we’ve had quite a lot of rain, frozen rain, sleet, and snow over the past day or so, not all that much of it has stuck. And, as usual, there’s much less accumulation down around the National Mall and Tidal Basin than there is in some of the suburbs.
Around the Tidal Basin there’s maybe half an inch of slushy snow. But it has also been warm enough the past few days to melt the thin layer of ice that was covering about half the Tidal Basin on the weekend.
As you’d expect, it’s pretty quiet down around the Tidal Basin right now with very few people out and about.
The National Park Service has done a great job already of clearing snow from around the MLK Memorial, although as the signs warn it’s still a bit slick.
At this time of year, there are beautiful flowers to be had all over the place. Maybe in your backyard. Maybe in the local park.
These are ere are some of my favorite books that I've reviewed on taking photos of flowers:
- Timber Press OR
- Detrick, Alan L. (Author)