Thursday, March 21, 2013

In like a Lion and out like a Lion!

Yesterday marked the official first day of Spring, but with temps here in the DC area hovering around 30 degrees, you wouldn't know it.  I'm starting to see trees budding and daffodils popping up, but they are slow moving thanks to the cold and winterish start to Spring.

Due to the end of March forecasting snow and more freezing weather, the National Park Service has now joined the forecast of the Capital Weather Gang, for a peak bloom of the Cherry Blossoms to be between April 3-6.  This is FANTASTIC news for me as I now have more of an opportunity to get down there to take photos.  I had alternate obligations for next week which was their initial prediction for the blooms.

Cherry Blossoms at Sunset
Tidal Basin, Washington DC
ISO 100 ~ 28mm ~ f/6.4 ~ 1/125 sec
© Corrie M Avila

If you are planning on coming to the DC area to experience the Cherry Blossoms, keep an eye on the bloom watch.  As they start filling in the squares, their predictions become more and more accurate.

With Spring comes the promise of warmer temperatures, colorful blooms, and the reminder that life grows and flourishes even after the dormancy of winter.

I am also going to start offering the opportunity for my readers to guest blog to show of some of your Springtime photos.  Please email me at ~ travelingheartsphotography(at) if you are interested!

For tips on photographing the Cherry Blossoms click here :) 

Capturing the Moment,

Corrie <3


  1. That just makes me feel like getting my camera out (even if I don't know how to blog) and seeing what scenes speak of spring to me!
    Will let you know if I come up with anything, Corrie <3


  2. Indeed, crazy March weather this year! We actually got snow this morning. I haven't been to Cherry Blossom in DC in many years! And it's in my own backyard (kind of) no less. I sure hope you get to go. A LOVELY capture here.

    1. Penny ~ I know there are cherry blossoms all over the place, but there is something about seeing the Nation's Capital adorned with them. It truly is beautiful <3 This is my last year here so I am crossing my fingers that I am able to make it once or twice with my camera and then at least once with my family. This weather has been something else and the wind has been kicking. I'm sure spring will come, but times like tonight it feels like February!! Thank you for the compliment on my photograph, I appreciate it :) Take care and stay warm! Thanks for stopping by!