One of the highlights of living in the DC area is the easy access the cherry blossoms when they arrive each March. This year was a little touch and go as it seemed like there wasn't going to be a true peak bloom with the warm weather we experienced so late in the winter, quickly followed by snow. Alas, all of the predictions were wrong and there was a peak bloom after all! We were so happy we went early one morning last year, so we headed out this morning while the crowds were at bay and parking was easy. We almost didn't go because it threatened to rain, but I'm so glad we did because the blooms were at peak and beautiful as ever!