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Cherry Blossoms

The Cherry Tree on Willett Street

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Each spring Robert goes in silence to stand beneath the thicket of pink. And we call to hear how the tree has burst again in its fullness. We close our eyes as he tells us the story we want to hear, and we feel possible all over.

"Sakura:" Final Event to Mark Centenary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees to U.S.

Gil Asakawa | Posted 09.14.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

It was the right song for the occasion: "Duo Sokyo" ended a brief concert marking the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees to the U.S. as a symbol of friendship.

Cherry Blossoms And Safety Cones

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

How much attention have you given to safety cones? Aside from swerving to avoid them, or fleeing the scene if you did... have you ever thought about a...

Psychedelic Cherry Blossom Dreams

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

The cherry blossom, or sakura, is a purely ornamental flower -- it produces no fruit. It doesn't have to, though, because even the flower itself knows...

Not to Be Missed Japanese Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.

Colorado Gets Its Own Cherry Trees for Japanese Blossom Viewing

Gil Asakawa | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Japanese culture is all about rituals, like the ritual of "hanami" or flower-viewing. It'll take a while for Coloradans to be able to picnic under the trees at Green Valley Ranch, but it'll be a beautiful ritual when they do.

Plan Ahead: Metro Details Track Work Plan For Spring, Summer, Fall

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a few weekends of Metrorail track work relief for the cherry blossom season, system riders will soon again experience the delays a...

PHOTOS: Japan's Cherry Blossom Season

Posted 04.09.2012 | World

Each year, Japan's cherry blossoms create one of the most stunning spring scenes our world has to offer. This weekend, thousands of people came out a...

American University Honors Cherry Blossom Centennial With Art Exhibition

AP | Posted 04.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington is opening two new exhibits marking the 100th anniversary of Japa...

An Early Bloom for Washington

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 06.05.2012 | DC
Vicki Arroyo

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to our nation's capitol for the Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival is now taking place -- but without the spectacular blooms. A freak weather anomaly? No. It's consistent with an undeniable trend.

March Heat Wave Reason for Panic Buying?

A. Siegel | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Amid March Madness, with "mind-boggling" high temperature records outpacing low temperature records, one has to wonder when people might start hoarding agricultural products damaged by this climate change driven global weirding.

D.C. Experiences Warmest March On Record

Posted 04.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Like other parts of the country, the nation's capital recorded its warmest March on record, with temperatures at Reagan National Airport...

Win the Opportunity to Walk With Moon Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in This Year's Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Larry Bock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Larry Bock

A visit to Washington, DC in the spring is always exciting, but this season the 'wow" factor in the nation's capital goes up a notch with the 100th Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14.

Early Spring: A Not-So-Early Warning

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

After a long winter who wouldn't welcome an early onset of warmer weather, daffodils and, here in Washington, cherry blossoms? Isn't that a good thing? The short answer is no. Before becoming completely intoxicated by spring fever, let's consider some of the drawbacks.

Enjoy Today As Cherry Blossoms May Be Washed Out

Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Enjoy the cherry blossoms while they last. The pink and white blooms could get washed out as a soggy weather system moves into the regio...

WATCH: Making Cherry Blossom Trees Hardier

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If the cherry tree blossoms lasted longer, would they still be as precious? A new video describes cherry tree research being done at ...

Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom In D.C. (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual meteorological turn of events, this year's calendar spring has coincided with the peak bloom of D.C.'s iconic cherry bloss...

PHOTOS: 100 Years Of D.C. Cherry Blossoms

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Celebrating the centennial of Japan's gift of cherry blossoms to the American capital, it seems that some things never change. For start...

Cherry Blossoms, Ice Boxes, BMWs and Climate Change

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Will the early cherry blossoms in D.C., or the heat waves in the red states, or the melting nation's icebox be enough to convince Congress to consider the possibility that they have a responsibility to base public policy decisions on science instead of opinions?

D.C. Cherry Blossoms Heading Into Peak Bloom Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C.'s cherry blossoms will be in full floral form this week after weeks of above-normal temperatures and plenty of anticipation of when...

DC's Cherry Blossoms as Climate Change Canary...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Agricultural systems and cultural icons, like D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms, drive detailed record keeping that move beyond impression to factual records that enable detailed and statistically sound analysis.

Will D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms Have An Even Earlier Peak Bloom?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the National Cherry Blossom Festival might begin March 20, could all the warm weather the D.C. area has been experiencing prompt a...

War And Cherry Blossoms

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

With a rustle of this terribly frailty, the cherry tree on Glebe Pt. Road reopened once again my awareness that there is no demarcation line in this war in which we find ourselves. Everywhere is occupied, everywhere is the front line.

Ephemera and Experience: Ori Gersht

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

Israeli artist Ori Gersht has two new shows at Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, which both examine cultural heritage and memory. "Falling Petals" examin...

Jason Linkins

Looming Government Shutdown Threatens The Local Appreciation Of Pretty Trees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Should a government shutdown occur, there would be any number of detrimental effects, the first being that thousands of government workers would have ...