Spring is actually very close at hand. It has to be. The National Park Service in Washington D.C. has announced that the Cherry Blossoms will be at their peak this year between March 27 - April 4. It is a little earlier than most years, but they are usually right on the money.
You have to try to spend a couple of hours during the peak of cherry blossoms in the tidal basin of D.C. It is
spectacular. They only negative is that there are also thousands of others taking in the amazing show of blossoms.
Here are a few from spring 2010.