Bernadette and I had the great fortune to view the cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC at sunrise on Sunday, 30 March 2008. They were at their peak and the light was just perfect. It rained today, so we were especially lucky not to have put it off.
Appreciation of beauty seems so antithetical from the normal activities of Washington, DC, but perhaps that should make us try harder. The contrails of Combat Air Patrol jets painted the sky behind the blossoms.