Image of the Day: Cherry Blossoms Hit Premature Peak

The cherry blossoms are a huge draw for tourists in Washington, D.C. with its National Cherry Blossom Festival that signifies the beginning of spring. The festival began on March 20. However, the unusually high temperatures caused the cherry blossoms and tulips to bloom much earlier than the usual spring equinox arrival, with the trees at peak flowers this week. In fact, all around the country, Spring has sprung early

Cherry Blossoms in D.C. on March 19, 2012. Credit: afagen/flickr