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.
It’s a beautiful, crisp morning. The temperatures are still in the 30s, but in the sun it’s actually quite pleasant. It’s very still, and there’s not a cloud in the sky. But it won’t last. It’ll warm a bit today, but things go downhill tomorrow through at least the weekend.
There’s not a lot to report in terms of progress with the cherry blossoms. The buds are still doing their thing, tightly packed away. You can compare the photos below to ones a year ago here.
No peak bloom forecasts have been issued yet. Typically the National Park Service holds a press conference at the beginning of March to announce their preliminary prediction. The Capital Weather Gang usually issues theirs around the same time. So although we don’t have any forecasts for now, we should get some within a few weeks. I’ll update the 2015 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts page as soon as we hear something.
In the meantime, here’s how the trees are looking this morning.
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)