Last month I got together with a couple of running buddies from my former workplace and we did a noontime Cherry Blossom run around the Tidal Basin to view the flowering trees at their full splendor. It had been a rough year for the blooms as the weather had been unnaturally warm for so long in February and early March that they started to bloom early but then they got hit with a spell of extended freezing weather which threatened to knock them off of their bloom.
But, hardy souls, they came out anyway, although muted somewhat compared to other years. Still, a spectacular show as usual.
Pink pinks, white whites, the colors were there, it's just that the petals were less robust than normal. Usually the flowering blooms are so frothy and numerous that they form a floating circle six or eight feet wide of downed petals along the walls of the Tidal Basin sea wall, but this year that effect was way off.
But it was a display not to be missed, as usual. I love running in DC with friends at any time.