A tourist takes a picture of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

A tourist takes a picture of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)