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100 Years in Bloom

April 10, 2012

By now the cherry blossoms that have become a fixture of the Washington D.C. landscape are all but gone.  Just as they were when I paid Washington a visit last week. Ordinarily I could care less about the blossom, but this year marks the centennial of their arrival in Washington.

In 1912, Japan donated the blossoms to be planted in and around D.C. as a sign of friendship.  For the last 100 years they’ve become an icon throughout the city and a festival has grown on their behalf.  Although I happened to be in Washington for different reasons, I felt a visit was necessary, unfortunately old man winter check out early as did the city staple.

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