Finally--after living within 100 miles of Washington DC for some 40 years now--the bride and I made it to see the legendary cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin:
[image credits Gary]
We had a great time being tourists, and the floral display was indeed stunningly beautiful.
The link to Ultrarunning, of course, is seeing posies on the trail. The flat-out best display ever that I have been sites to is the Virginia Bluebells along Bull Run creek in northern VA (site of the 50 miler of the same name), and the same flower found along the C+O Canal in the vicinity of milepost 103, upstream of Williamsport, MD.
They should be blooming within a couple weeks.