JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Cherry Blossom Festival


The National Cherry Blossom Festival, billed as “The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration,” is under way in Washington, D.C., as these shots taken today (March 24) from Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson will attest. Exactly when the buds will open is not easy to predict, and it is extremely difficult to give an accurate forecast much more than 10 days before peak bloom. While the average peak bloom date is April 4, this spring it’s come a bit earlier.

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