When we visited Washington D.C. in 2016, we tried our best to time our trip to match the blooming of the cherry trees. They bloom in spring for about 1 week (possibly less, depending on weather and wind), but that one week can fall anywhere in a month and a half window. We knew it had been a very warm winter, so we knew they were likely to bloom early and scheduled the trip and time off of work for our best-guess weekend.

Alas, as it turns out, we were a week late. The trees bloomed record early, and by the time we go there there were just a few straggling blossoms here and there.

Cherry Blossoms

1/800 at f8, ISO 400

Except, as it turns out, for one tree out of the thousands that was in peak bloom just in time for our arrival. S0 as it turns out we did have the opportunity to get a picture of a cherry tree in full bloom.