Cherry blossoms arrive early - debate not far behind
- Blog Post by: Kevin Diaz
- March 20, 2012 - 10:40 AM
It's only the first day of spring, and D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms are already in full bloom. Visitors planning a late-March-early April stroll around the Tidal Basin might miss them altogether.
This has brought up the inevitable debate about climate change, with the National Park Service readjusting its blossom forecasts and scientists telling the Washington Post that future blossoms could start arriving in what passes for winter in D.C.
The Post's own study concluded that peak bloom dates have shifted up more than 5 days since records started being kept in 1921.
Be that as it may, here's to enjoying them while they last. Hot Dish made this photo during this morning's commute to work:
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