Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Early Season for Cherry Blosoms

"Early Bloomer" [Published 03/20/12]
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The single largest tourist draw in Washington D.C. is cherry blossom time. Hordes of people from all over the world book their DC travel plans to coincide with this spectacular event. This year however, the trees bloomed much earlier than usual. So, by the time the hoards arrive the blossoms will have been well past their peak. There were reports that this early blooming was due to the "inconvenient truth" of climate warming. Knowing this topic pushes buttons, and being in the button pushing business, I jumped on it… Push, baby, push!


  1. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, this is March 20th...in Minnesota....and I wore shorts to walk the dog. The barberry is leafing out and the lilies are sprouting.

    If this keeps up, I'll finally be able to have a real rhododendron in the front yard! On the other hand........

  2. Thanks for the comment. It MAY mean you'll be able to have a palm tree in your yard.


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