Full Slideshow. Tidal Basin, April 7th. © 2013 Matt Dunn
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With the cherry blossoms' peak bloom estimated to start next week, we're also about to enter peak blossom-picking season. Of course, the threatened fine is enough to keep people from plucking the blossoms.
But not all! The Crime Museum, in an impressive effort to make a connection between something as idyllic as the cherry blossoms and [...]
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Slideshow. Tidal Basin, March 18th. © 2012 Matt Dunn
The warm winter was already supposed to mean early cherry blossom peak blooming, but now it'll be even earlier. At least according to the Capital Weather Gang's Jason Samenow, who writes: "It’s hard to say whether the blossoms can catch up and reach peak bloom as early as they did in 2000. But given the weather [...]
And the @NatlParkService peak bloom prediction is... March 24-31! #cherryblossom
— The Official NCBF (@CherryBlossFest) March 1, 2012
Now you know.
Well, maybe not fewer, but Metro is suspending track work during tourist-heavy periods in March and April:
The transit system says there will be no scheduled weekend track work on Metrorail from March 24 through April 15 because of National Cherry Blossom Festival events. On weekdays, there will be no track work during the day from March [...]
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is the best winter ever. (Sorry, snow fiends.) But I would be sad if something happened to the cherry blossoms. Luckily, officials think they'll be okay:
The peak bloom time for the 1,678 trees around the Mall’s Tidal Basin will be announced March 1, the first [...]
The Snakeheads Are Coming: When snakehead fish first appeared in Maryland a few years back, it was easy enough to be amused at the prospect of land-borne invasive fish, at least if you didn't live near Crofton, where they were first spotted; the whole thing sounded like a horror movie concept that didn't quite make [...]
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Cherries Blooming: The news out of Japan gets bleaker and bleaker, between nuclear reactors (in worse shape than originally believed) and the death toll from Friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami (likely much higher than estimates so far). Word that the National Park Service is sending back cuttings from the original cherry blossoms Japan [...]
Mayor Who?: Challenging electoral petitions is always a nasty business, since the whole point of the exercise is to keep potential competitors off the ballot—lest they get more votes than you. But even by the usual standards, Sekou Biddle's challenges against various D.C. Council at-large candidates look like they could get ugly. Biddle is challenging [...]
Good morning, everyone. It's Friday!
First things first: Let's all wish a happy birthday to Hugh Hefner, who is turning 84!
From his bio on the Playboy Enterprises Web site: "Hefner was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926, the elder son of conservative Protestant parents, Glenn and Grace Hefner, and a direct descendant of distinguished Massachusetts [...]