What does all this have to do with cherries now? To be honest, not a damn thing, but this coming weekend Significant Eater and I are spending our time in D.C. with some friends and some family so that we can go see, yes - cherry trees.
Well, to be a bit more specific, cherry blossoms. You all know (don't you?) that in our nation's capital, your tax dollars support not only the great (free) Smithsonian Museums and (free) National Zoo, they also support the National cherry trees located all around the National Mall...
|Year||Green Color in Buds||Florets Visible||Extension of|
|Peduncle Elongation||Puffy White||Peak Bloom|
A month ago, they were predicting peak bloom to be March 26th - 30th. Now - well, let's just say not this weekend. I mean, I'm hoping for the peduncles to be elongated, but that's just me. Extension of florets? That would be nice. Puffy white? A coup.
And what if there are no puffy whites? Well - there's always this...