The pink burst of a cherry blossom bloom signals the return of winter jackets to the storage closet. After a drab winter of grey on grey hues, a pop of color thaws not only the environment, but our spirits. Step into the screensaver this March with options for places to see the cherry blossoms around the world this spring. Your quest for fresh spring blooms can take you across state borders or as far as international destinations. Thankfully the pink petals shower many parts of the world so that you don't have to go too far — if you don't want to — to experience the fairytale.
Cherry blossoms unfortunately do not hold their breathtaking state for long. Which explains the hoards of people who rush to gawk at branches. Forecasts clue fans into when the peak time to have their camera ready is, and, it's a span of a few days. Cherry Blossom Watch for Washington D.C.'s lot of trees reports that the peak bloom is being forecasted by the National Park Service as Mar. 17-20. However, the Washington Post's weather team reports Mar. 23-27 as being the peak time for blooms. What we do know from this information is that it's not a bad idea to hang around cherry trees in mid to late March. And thankfully, there are people who are keeping an eye on the progress of blossoms so we can be appropriately alerted once upon first bloom. Just know where in the world you should probably be for a spectacle.