The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are also looking very colorful at the moment, but not in the way they’re best known for. Many of the leaves are turning an orange or reddish brown, making for quite a pretty sight all the way around the water’s edge.
2016 Cherry Blossom Watch
The latest information, updates, and photos of Washington DC's cherry blossoms in 2016. The bloom was earlier than average, with peak bloom falling on March 25.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms along East Potomac Park, Hains Point, near the George Mason Memorial, and the FDR Memorial are all out and looking wonderful.
Thanks to the wintry weather we’ve had recently, most of the Kwanzan cherry blossoms still aren’t blooming.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms around East Potomac Park and the FDR Memorial haven’t fully popped yet, but it’s possible to find some scattered flowers out.
Photos of 2016’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch Readers. Part 2 of 2.
Photos of 2016’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch Readers. Part 1 of 2.
The cherry blossoms are mostly done now. There are a few late stragglers still hanging on despite the rain, but strong winds tonight and tomorrow morning will likely be a knockout punch.
There are still flowers on the trees, even if they’re well past their prime. At least there are until the rain and wind rolls in over the next few days.
An ultra-high resolution 3-gigapixel panorama of Washington DC’s Tidal Basins with the cherry blossoms in bloom.
The trees are still looking lovely. When you get a up close you can certainly see that they’re in transition. But from a distance they still look great and are holding up well.
There’s still plenty to see at the Tidal Basin. Yesterday’s rain and wind did take a toll, but the trees are holding up quite well so far.
Timelapse footage of Yoshino cherry blossoms blooming. It captures about a week of their development leading up to full bloom.
It’s a wet, rainy morning. While the rain will clear out soon, we’ll then be getting wind. Combined, they’re going to knock more petals off the trees.
For those who aren’t able to make it in person this year, here’s a 360° interactive video I shot early this morning at several spots around the Tidal Basin.
It’s a sparkling spring morning at the Tidal Basin, and the cherry blossoms and the crowds are out in force.
The NPS said this afternoon that peak bloom was reached today, March 25.
The Yoshino cherry blossoms are in full bloom right now, and it will be prime viewing through at least the weekend.
It looks like we might hit peak bloom later today, and it’ll be prime viewing now through at least the weekend.
It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day for cherry blossom viewing. Not all the tree are in full bloom yet, but they’re getting close.
More flowers are coming out, and it won’t take much for them to starting popping en masse now that we’re heading into warmer weather.
It’s a cool morning at the Tidal Basin, but ended up being a clear sunrise. The blossoms are still taking their time with slow & steady progress.
It doesn’t feel much like the first day of spring, but there are more cherry blossoms popping. It’s still a minority, but more and more are coming out each day despite of the cold weather.
It’s another beautiful morning at the Tidal Basin, and since yesterday it has become much easier to find flowers starting to pop.
The indicator tree is in full bloom, and there are handful of others that are just starting to pop. But the vast majority of the trees aren’t flowering yet.
The National Park Service has revised their 2016 peak bloom forecast for a second time.
It’s another cool and drizzly morning at the Tidal Basin. The indicator tree has more flowers coming out but still has many more to go before it reached peak bloom.
It’s cool and damp at the Tidal Basin, but the very first blossoms are starting to pop on the indicator tree.
Even in the past few days there’s been some clear development as the buds race through their development thanks to the unseasonably warm weather.
We’ve had record-setting warm temperatures the past few days, and it’s accelerating the development of the cherry blossom buds.
It’s a sunny, still, and spring-like morning on the Tidal Basin. Yesterday the peak bloom forecasts were moved forward. Here’s how the trees look today.
The National Park Service today revised their 2016 peak bloom forecast in light of forecasts of very warm weather this week and next.
The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang have issued their prediction for the 2016 cherry blossom peak bloom.
At a press conference this morning the National Park Service issued their first cherry blossoms peak bloom prediction for 2016.
It’s a sunny but cold and windy morning on the Tidal Basin. I’ve also included some photos of how the so-called indicator tree is progressing.
It’s a gorgeous spring morning with hardly a cloud in the sky. With the month almost done we’re tracking at right around average temperatures for the month.
We’ve had a bit of a mixed bag with the weather, but overall we’re still tracking much warmer for the month than last year.
It’s bitterly cold out, but it’s a sparkling clear winter morning at the Tidal Basin.
Most of the snow has gone from around the Tidal Basin, and the cherry trees don’t seem any worse for wear after making it through the Snowzilla blizzard.
The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are sitting amongst deep snow, and the Tidal Basin itself is frozen over.
Temperatures have been seesawing, but the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are still very much in winter mode.
I’ve had a number of people ask whether the cherry blossoms are blooming early because of the warm weather. So I decided it was worth a visit to the Tidal Basin for some new photos.
There are still a few more leaves to come down on the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, but for the most part the branches are bare as the trees settle in for the winter.