Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White....

United States
March 15, 2017 6:56am CST
....when you're in love. An old love song!! But some things won't be so cherry pink this year. While tourists by the thousands visit Washington, DC to see the cherry blossoms in bloom this year it may be a non-show for blooms. It sounds like yesterday's bone chilly weather mixed with snow and sleet may have killed off a good percentage of the blooms before they developed fully. While there are thousands of things to see and do in DC the cherry blossoms are high on the lists of many tourists. Hopefully some will survive and tourists and locals alike can enjoy their beauty. Photo from Pixabay
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@Happy2BeMe (75384)
• Canada
15 Mar 17
That is a real shame. I do hope that some of them have survived the bad weather.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
Due to the warm weather they started to open too early so many are gone.
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@Happy2BeMe (75384)
• Canada
15 Mar 17
• United States
15 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe We are lucky here that we didn't plant anything yet as it would have been killed lst night in the 19 degrees.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Mar 17
I got to see them in Japan one year, sadly no photos, not sure why, they were lovely
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• United States
16 Mar 17
At least you have the memories.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill I do, I just wish I had taken some more photos, I always wish I had take more photos after trips
• United States
15 Mar 17
I hope the trees survive! There are some cherry blossoms here and they're beautiful :)
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• United States
15 Mar 17
Mother Nature needs to stop messing around!
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• United States
15 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes!! I agree
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Mar 17
I heard that on the news yesterday too. What a shame. We always hope that doesn't happen to our peach and cherry tree. Occasionally it does though.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
Lots of trees have been blooming here but none of ours so I think any flowering trees we have will be safe.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill Too early here for that but next month they will, I'm hoping for no more freezing temps once mine do. I really want my new cherry tree to produce.
@JohnRoberts (65038)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Mar 17
Perez Prado's recording of Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White was the #1 song of 1955.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
I knew you would know that LOL! I was just a child...
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@JudyEv (136928)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar 17
What a spectacular photo. And I remember that old song well.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
Right now I can't remember the rest of the words LOL! I didn't think I could find so many cherry blossom photos on Pixabay!
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@diosabella (4809)
15 Mar 17
They look lovely!
• United States
15 Mar 17
Yes, a very nice photo.
15 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill Very! They look like rose clump together too.
• United States
15 Mar 17
@diosabella That photo is a close up but yes, they do look like little roses. They are Japanese cherry blossoms
@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Mar 17
I heard that on the news. Very sad this crazy weather is having this effect on things. Hope some survive.
• United States
15 Mar 17
I hope so as those trees are really part of history.
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@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill .....Yes, they are. Maybe just not as full this year.
• United States
15 Mar 17
@celticeagle just saw them on news two mins ago.,not looking good.
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@andriaperry (61173)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Mar 17
My peach trees were/ are blooming and I hope this helped them to make peaches.
• United States
15 Mar 17
How cold did it get there?
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@andriaperry (61173)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill 27 last night and will be 25 tonight, its nearly noon and its only 31.
@Linda1234 (4749)
• Houston, Texas
15 Mar 17
It looks so beautiful.Thanks sharing.
• United States
15 Mar 17
I saw them in person years ago.
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@Linda1234 (4749)
• Houston, Texas
15 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill That is so wonderful .
• India
15 Mar 17
Its beautiful and must thank you as it happened through this platform to have a glimpse of such a beautiful gift of nature
• United States
15 Mar 17
Thank you I guess you don't have the in India.
• India
15 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill yes,you are rt but we have forts in numbers and the paradise called kashmir
@BelleStarr (39747)
• United States
16 Mar 17
Yes they were scheduled to be at their peek next week I believe of course all the tourists already have their plans, so they will have to just enjoy the Mall and the Tidal Basin sans blooms.
• United States
16 Mar 17
Yes they can find many things to do in DC.
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@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Mar 17
Cherry Blossoms are so beautiful @AbbyGreenhill . I hope some of them make it too.
@LeaPea2417 (22412)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Mar 17
It is sad when freezing temps can kill Spring Blossoms that have started to spring due to unseasonably warm weather.
• United States
16 Mar 17
I am glad our redbuds were not blooming - or they would have been killed these last few days.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
I never ever went to DC to see the cherry blossoms. Seems like they might be a big disappointment this year if the cold winter killed off the blossoms
• United States
16 Mar 17
Yes, lot of people will be disappointed. I was there a few times in my younger days.
@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 17
So pretty In my state, it's tecoma at full bloom right now. The flowers only bloom around February and March and quite famous as tourist attraction. We can only view them in the city, where they planted the trees in huge number. I feel like living in Japan whenever I was in the area Image credit:
Mungkin ramai yang tak tahu, Kedah sekarang ini sedang dilanda musim bunga Sakura. Owh ya, bukan hanya di Kedah saja, malah seluruh Mal...
• United States
15 Mar 17
I will check out your link, thanks for providing a glimspe to something i'll never see.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 17
Awww that is too bad. Beautiful photo though.
• United States
15 Mar 17
Mother Nature's fault.