April 19, 2014. (Ian Livingston)
The famed Tidal Basin cherry blossoms peaked from April 10 through 13, and the trees have since gone green until their brilliant fall show toward the end of this year. But, the cherry bloom is just the beginning of D.C.’s explosion of color following a winter slumber.
In the week or so since the cherry blossoms came and went, I’ve been wandering the city looking for the rest of the story of spring’s arrival. As the days wear on, it’s less and less difficult to find signs of the warm season all around.
Soon enough, it’ll be looking like summer out there. Be sure to stop and smell the abundant flowers before that happens!
April 13, 2014. Bleeding hearts in bloom in Woodley Park. (Ian Livingston) April 14, 2014. Redbud tree in the day or so prior to full bloom in Van Ness. (Ian Livingston) April 15, 2014. An all-day rain feeds the new greenery. (Ian Livingston) April 16, 2013. Dogwood blooms in Dupont Circle. (Ian Livingston) April 17, 2014. A quiet upper NW D.C. street scene. (Ian Livingston) April 18, 2014. Tulips in Woodley Park bloom in front of kwanzan cherries in the background. (Ian Livingston) April 19, 2014. Tulips bloom in front of the U.S. Capitol. (Ian Livingston) April 20, 2014. This guy is excited about spring. (Ian Livingston)
Other photos from the month can be found on my Flickr album, “A Day in April,” where I am cataloging the month one photo at a time.
Spring fever: Deep snow to cherry blossom peak in just a few weeks
Peak cherry blossom bloom sunrise in D.C., briefly kissed by light
A flower a day: Spring is springing in D.C.
Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.