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.
As usual, the Kwanzans are at least a couple of weeks behind the more famous and numerous Yoshinos. Like the others, they pretty much shut down through the cold weather, and there’s not a huge amount of movement since the last update.
But they are consistently showing green buds now, so they’re headed in the right direction. Warm weather over coming weeks will wake them up and they’ll start moving more rapidly through their development stages.
The most recent peak bloom forecast I’ve heard for the Kwanzans is April 10-13. I’ve reached out to the NPS to see if that still stands in light of the colder weather we’ve had and will update as necessary.
For now, here’s how they’re looking this morning.
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)