Today and tomorrow should start to feel a bit more like spring, with warmer temperatures and some sunshine. It should be mostly nice to be out and about, but the cherry blossoms still haven't come out to play.
As you'd expect on a spring-like weekend morning, there are more people out today.
Ohio Drive SW between Independence Avenue and the Jefferson Memorial is now part of a one-way circuit to make it less chaotic with all the traffic coming in for the cherry blossoms. You can't turn off Independence Avenue and head southeast toward the Jefferson Memorial--you can only go from the Jefferson Memorial toward the Kennedy Center. And be warned--there were tow trucks out this morning getting cars that had been illegally parked.
Want to Help Support DC's Cherry Trees?
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.