This is the first of a series of post over the next couple of days of the cherry blossoms.
This is the peak for the blossoms. And people came out to see them. From the Post:
The sun was out and the District’s famous blossoms were at their peak bloom as thousands of people jammed streets around the city for the annual Cherry Blossom festival and parade.More a little later on the sheer number of people that were in downtown Washington this Saturday.
After three days of gray skies and drizzle, visitors were treated to a day of sunshine and pink blooms.
By 9:30 a.m., thousands of folks had lined Constitution Avenue. A few blocks north, along Pennsylvania Avenue, volunteers scrambled to prepare for the Sakura Matsuri street party. The smells of teriyaki chicken and grilled octopus filled the air, while Kimonos and happi coats fluttered in the cool breeze.
Now on to the blossoms!