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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom Special

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

After the message sinks in we are left with the subject matter - hauntingly beautiful images that dance across the picture plane from one side to the middle and beyond like a newly, and quickly forming fissure in the earth.

Spring Comes to Life With These Beautiful Flowers

HooplaHa | Posted 06.29.2014 | Good News
HooplaHa

or the past few weeks, leaving the winter doom meant spending the majority of my time cold, drenched and miserable. Each day brought bouts of torrents with the sun and warmth nowhere in sight.

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

Washington's Cherry Blossoms Look Like Something Out Of A Dream

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

Briefly, every spring, Washington, D.C., looks like this: Dan Piech, of design studio evoxio, told HuffPost he took this photo last Thursday ev...

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

Women Empower Through Samba-Reggae Rhythms

Antonia Sohns | Posted 06.04.2014 | DC
Antonia Sohns

You can hear the drums from a mile away. The pulse of the Surdo, heavy beats, the heart of the samba band; the Dobra, carrying the melody; the Repique adding snappy sounds alongside the Snare. The beats draw people in and keep crowds entranced.

Thank the Women for the Cherry Trees

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 05.28.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington.

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Are In Bloom And They Are Gorgeous

Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel

It may still be snowing in the U.S., but spring is in bloom in Japan and it's a stunning sight. Cherry blossoms -- also known as sakura -- are Jap...

Pretty in Pink: It's Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Japan's most iconic season is almost here. Cherry blossom time. Clouds of pink petals cover the nation as the flower front moves slowly north. Every village, town and city lets business-as-usual slide to indulge in days of hanami, flower viewing parties.

Cherry Blossoms: History Behind the Bloom

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

It cannot be overstated that in Japan, the sakura is serious business. But why are the blossoms so significant? Here's hoping you get out and enjoy them this spring -- perhaps, even, with a little more history than before.

Psychedelic Cherry Blossoms In Full Bloom

Posted 04.16.2013 | Arts

We thought the day might never come, but spring has finally sprung and tiny blossoms are coming out of hiding for the first time in months. In honor o...

The Giving Trees

Melina Bellows | Posted 06.12.2013 | DC
Melina Bellows

This morning I'm a tourist in my own city, walking around the Tidal Basin to witness one of nature's best spring tricks, the blossoming of the cherry ...

13 Ways To Feature Cherry Blossoms At Your Wedding

Kellee Khalil | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

Nothing says spring quite like trees bursting with beautiful cherry blossoms.

PHOTOS: D.C. In Bloom!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's the most colorful time of the year! After a few delays, Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossoms are finally in bloom. The Nat...

Cherry Blossoms Peak Bloom Dates Changed Again, Again

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You can't predict the weather. Well, you can predict the weather but it's really hard. Sometimes you predict the weather and are wrong a...

LOOK: Where Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming Now

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

This gorgeous photo is making us impatient about our still-not-blooming gardens.

New Dates For Peak Bloom

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If cherry blossom season is your favorite time of year, be sure to update your calendar. The National Park Service today pushed back its...

LOOK: Cherry Blossoms Come Early To Japan

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

Japan's famous cherry blossoms have come early this year, matching a 2002 record for the earliest blooms ever, according to Straits Times. Japan's ...

Cherry Blossom Season In Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Nearly every neighborhood has it's own poofy pink claim to fame, even naughty Roppongi. On the way to the clubs, stop by Tokyo Midtown. The road at the back and side of the complex has 150 trees that are floodlit at night.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Events: Plan Your Own Adventure

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival is about to welcome spring in Washington D.C. The blooms are coming, specials have been annou...

Where To Find Cherry Blossom-Themed Menus

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.13.2013 | DC

Cherries aren't just for pies and Shirley Temple garnishes anymore. As Washington waits for its most beautiful time of the year -- cherry blossom ...

10 Reasons We Can't Wait For Spring

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.08.2013 | DC

Is there any better time of year to live in Washington, D.C. than spring? Cherry blossoms blooming, festivals abounding, patio dining plentiful.... ...

It's Almost Cherry Blossom Season!

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. is about to look very pink. Beginning March 20 and running through April 14, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate th...

LOOK: 6 Gorgeous Early Blooming Flowers

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

We're a little excited for the season, can you tell?

4 Lessons From Spring

William Horden | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Every change of season evokes emotions, but spring, charging out of winter's cold dark with renewed life and brighter days, seems our most beloved. New hopes bloom like flowers springing back from roots we feared lost to numbing ice.