Reader Photos 2017 | Part 1

Here are some great photos of 2017’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 1.

Thank you to all who have already submitted their photos of the 2017 cherry blossoms! There are, as usual, some really lovely shots.

There were a lot of submissions, so I’m splitting them into a couple of posts. Stay tuned for Part 2, which I’ll post in the next day or two. And if you’d like to submit your own photos, there’s information on how to do it at the bottom of this page. (New submissions are now closed.)

© Jin Zhang

© Teresa Fowler

© Ingrid Kaslik

© Sheila Firmalino

© Reiko Aruga

© Bill Huffstutter

© Kristi Crump

© Karim Al-Dahdah

© Erin Loder

© Ashley Stolze

© J. E. Travers

© Cathy O

© Mini Narayanan

© Amy Gabriel

© Marie Charlton

© Kathleen Harrison

© Joanna Wallace

© Roy Venkatesh

© Shoshanna Cone

© Jennifer Roberts

© Phil LeVee

© Julie Crouser

© Renee Burgess

© Njama Jones

© Michael Schute

© Dawnna Strassenburg

© Callie Eidler

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Last updated April 6, 2017

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  • Thank you for setting up this website. I have been following the update and enjoying your photos.

  • Thank you for your updates! I made it just in time! I have enjoyed all these gorgeous photos, too!

  • It was such a great experience to see cherry blossom in Washington DC two years in a row.

  • Hello, is the blossom peak time over? We r planning this weekend April 7-9 is it worth the trip?

    • The main ones are done. The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are just starting to bloom. There are fewer of them, but they're very pretty. More on them here.

  • As usual, you were so helpful this year. My favorite shot (though I didn't submit that one) was the proposal that I shot - It was freezing that day, but it turned out great!!! Thanks again for all your help!


  • My first visit to see the cherry blossoms. Got there on April 1st --no April Fool's joke these trees were amazing.

  • I was speaking to someone at the national park service & they hoped that people would enjoy the blossoms without touching them, picking them, climbing on the trees, etc. Perhaps you could post something on your site about appreciating the beauty of the blossoms without touching or damaging the flowers, branches, or trees. Thank you.