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Cherry Blossoms Peak in Washington, D.C.!

The Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms reached peak bloom this week, a little earlier than expected, thanks to the warm weather.

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

Peak bloom is considered to be the point when 70 percent of the blossoms have opened.

Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin

They make for a sea of pink and white around the Tidal Basin, a reservoir in West Potomac Park.

Cherry Blossoms in West Potomac Park

Important monuments like the Jefferson Memorial sit adjacent to the Tidal Basin.

Cherry Blossoms at Jefferson Memorial

The Washington Monument soars not far away.

Cherry Blossoms at Washington Monument

And the Smithsonian Castle glistens from the National Mall at sunset.

Cherry Blossoms at Smithsonian Castle

Now that the blossoms have peaked, they should last another week or so. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll make a chance to see them.

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