Replying to 2011 Cherry Blossom Prediction
Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:04 AM
National Park Service
Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:58 AM
The National Park Service has just updated their prediction for the Cherry Blossoms.
The Peak Bloom Prediction is now March 20 – 27.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:40 AM
The peak bloom prediction for the 2012 Cherry Blossoms is March 24 – 31. Look at our guide for more information and updates.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:34 AM
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:27 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:28 AM
Cherries blossom tattoo
Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:20 AM
This second one I didn't like as much:
R U ready 4 spring?
Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:01 AM
The Peak Bloom Date is defined as the day in which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) trees are open. The date when the Yoshino cherry blossoms reach peak bloom varies from year to year, depending on weather conditions. Cherry Blossom Festival dates are set based on the average date of blooming (April 4), but nature is not always cooperative. Unseasonably warm and/or cool temperatures have resulted in the Yoshino cherries reaching peak bloom as early as March 15 (1990) and as late as April 18 (1958).
The Blooming Period is defined as the period that starts when 20% of the blossoms are open and ends when the petals fall and the leaves appear. The Blooming period starts several days before the Peak Bloom Date and can last as long as 14 days; however, frost or high temperatures combined with wind and/or rain can shorten this period.
Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:29 AM
The lighting of this more then 450 year old Japanese Stone Lantern indicates
the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.