Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., 2014: A final look

Wednesday’s rain, the wind and the snow did a number on the cherry blossoms (live Tidal Basin webcam).  This year’s bloom period, while short, was sweet.

Here’s a collection of wonderful images submitted by our readers on FacebookFlickr and Twitter:

Day time, April 9

Sunrise, April 11

Sunset, April 11


(Buddy Secor via Facebook)

At night, April 11

Sunrise, April 12

Day time, April 12

Sunrise, April 13

Day time, April 13

Sunset April 13

Did you miss peak bloom? While the famed Yoshino blossom peak has come and gone, the lesser known and appreciated Kwanzan blossoms – which can be found around Hains Point – are just emerging.  Writes HaveCameraWillTravel.com:

Right now, the Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms are just starting to pop. They should look beautiful over the next week or so. They have a much pinker, multilayered flower that looks a bit like a small rose. The trees themselves are quite low to the ground, so they’re especially good for getting a close look at the flowers (or for posing next to in photos).

Related content:

2013 and 2014 CWG cherry blossom coverage

DC blooms: Where to find cherry blossoms in your neighborhood.

Ten days of cherry blossoms (PHOTOS, 2012)
Cherry blossoms bursting out (PHOTOS, 2012)
Cherry blossoms with an overcast sky (PHOTOS, 2011)
Washington’s cherry blossoms in the snow (PHOTOS, 2011)
A cherry blossom bird’s-eye view (PHOTOS, 2010)
Cherry Blossoms Wind Down as D.C. Greens Up (PHOTOS, 2009)
Cherry Blossom Morning (PHOTOS 2009)
Washington D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Bloom Begins (PHOTOS, 2009)
Photography: Falling Blossoms & Spring Scenes, Kevin Ambrose (2008)
Photography: A Blooming Good Time (2008)
Photography: Glorious Cherry Blossom Sunrise (2008)
Photography: Cherry Blossoms by Night (2008)
Photography: Flying High as Spring Blossoms (2008)

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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