It’s official, the Horticulturalist’s Office puts the peak bloom of the cherry trees the first week of April, giving us about two weeks or so of peace and quiet before the lovely folks from all over the country descend on DC like a pack of ravening wolves. Begin to steel yourselves for the lines of tourbuses along Constitution & Independence Avenues, as well as up and down 15th & 17th streets near the Mall. Beware the Smithsonian Metro stop, as the folks there over the next few months are likely not from around here, and will not understand the stand/walk rules that are observed throughout the rest of town.
But yes, it means a time of beautiful photos and even more lovely weather is coming to DC, and that the doldrums and pain of winter are on their way out. Bring on the tourists, so long as they bring the warm weather with them.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs