The cherry blossoms are speeding toward peak bloom

Posted : 2019-04-08 10:32 Updated : 2019-04-10 14:21
The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms as the sun rises on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on April 3, 2019. AFP

A woman stands under cherry blossom trees as the sun rises at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on April 3, 2019. AFP

People watch the sun rise under cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on April 3, 2019. AFP

Daniela Martinez Berrios of San Juan, Puerto Rico, embraces a branch on a cherry blossom tree along the Tidal Basin, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Washington. AP

Russel Dietz and Jessica Jones of New Cumberland, Pa., and their dog Remington visit the cherry blossom trees along the Tidal Basin, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Washington. Peak bloom is expected April 1, according to the National Park Service. AP

Adelaide King of Lake Ignore, Md., poses on a cherry blossom tree along the Tidal Basin, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Washington. Peak bloom is expected April 1, according to the National Park Service. AP

A Chinese woman performs a dance near cherry blossoms at the Yuyuantan Park during a spring festival in Beijing, Saturday, March 30, 2019. People crowded the park, which has more than 2,000 cherry trees, for the popular annual cherry blossoms festival. AP

Visitors take pictures with cherry blossoms in the Japanese capital Tokyo on March 27, 2019. AFP

Young woman take pictures under blooming cherry blossoms at the Olympic park in Munich, Germany, Monday, April 1, 2019. AP

Visitors row boats past cherry blossoms in the Japanese capital of Tokyo on March 28, 2019. AFP

Visitors pose for a picture as they enjoy cherry blossoms in the Japanese capital of Tokyo on March 28, 2019. AFP

Visitors enjoy cherry blossoms in the Japanese capital of Tokyo on March 28, 2019. AFP

A man looks at cherry blossoms in almost full bloom in Tokyo, Japan, March 27, 2019. Reuters

Pinky-white cherry blossom petals are a harbinger of spring. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

People enjoy the cherry blossoms in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Wednesday. The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, the nation's largest for the flower, continues through April 10. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

An excited woman jumps for joy amid the cherry blossoms. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

People flock to the site of the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

A snow-coated cherry blossom tree in Yeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Wednesday. Yonhap

Cherry blossom petals float on the surface of a stream. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul