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.
Yes, it happens, even as the leaves are turning reddish-brown and falling off. There are a handful of autumn-blooming cherry blossoms among the thousands around the Tidal Basin, West Potomac Park, and National Mall.
You might have seen some of the Washington Post‘s coverage of them last year when they lasted into an unusually warm December.
The trees are at it again this year. It’s not a full-throated bloom like we see in the spring, and it’s relatively few trees. But they are there. Apparently they’re called Higan Cherry trees (prunus subhirtella).
These shots taken this morning. If you’re looking for them, these were some of the cherry trees to the west, south, and southeast of the Washington Monument.
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)