Welcome to the first Cherry Blossom Watch update for 2014.
As you can see, the trees are still firmly in winter mode and a long way from where they'll be in the spring. In the close-ups, you can see that the very early buds are on the trees. They'll stay in that very early stage for quite a while yet until things start warming up a bit. At the moment it's definitely winter. The weather forecast calls for a decent dump of snow for Washington on Tuesday, perhaps up to 6 inches so.
There's not going to be much to report for a while yet, so for now I'll aim to add an update every couple of weeks, give or take. Once we start getting closer to the bloom period I'll start updating more frequently. But for now, there's not a lot to see.