There's still plenty to see at the Tidal Basin. Yesterday's rain and wind did take a toll, but the trees are holding up quite well so far.
There’s still plenty to see at the Tidal Basin this morning. Yesterday’s rain and wind did take a toll, but the trees are holding up quite well so far.
From a distance, they still look wonderful. It’s only when you get a very close that you can see that they’re definitely on their way out now. Most of the petals that were blanketing the ground after the rain yesterday have scattered in the wind, so the evidence isn’t quite so obvious. There are more green leaves appearing now, but they’re still overwhelmed by the pink flowers.
If you head down to today, you won’t be disappointed. There’s still a lingering breeze this morning that should die out later. And the sun is out, with a beautifully clear sky. Parking is relatively easy, and while there are more people out today than yesterday morning, it’s still not crowded by any stretch.
Here’s a sense of what you can expect to see if you head down to the cherry blossoms today.
If you'd like to help support the care and upkeep of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, the Trust for The National Mall has launched an Endow a Cherry Tree Campaign. Donations go to the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service additional resources to fund the care, maintenance, and possible replacement of the cherry trees. You can find more information here.
The Trust is dedicated to marshaling private support for maintaining and improving the history National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.
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