The pink cherry blossoms that explode into bloom every spring in Washington, D.C., are famous around the country, flowering due to a courtesy gift from Japan more than a century ago. But one of the first attempts to send the flowers over to the capital didn't go so well. Full story
It's been a dull spring for cherry blossom watchers so far. Blossoms in Philadelphia did not open until early April. Usually, the flowers appear anywhere from mid- to late March. Festivals in New York and Washington are experiencing a similar delay due to the ongoing cold and wet spring. Full story
Tokyo’s cherry blossoms came into bloom 10 days ahead of schedule, the earliest sighting since 2002. TODAY.com’s Dara Brown reports.
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito takes part in the planting of a cherry tree during his visit to Coria del Rio, near the Andalusian capital of Seville June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: ROYALS)
Work crews use cherry pickers to repair electrical wires that were damaged by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, May 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
People enjoy the sunny spring weather under blooming cherry trees in Kungstradgarden park in central Stockholm, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix Sweden (SWEDEN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL S
A man runs through an avenue of cherry trees coming into blossom in Greenwich Park in London April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: CITYSCAPE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)