2012 Cherry Blossom Festival photo contest (Gallery)

The Cherry Blossoms are out and spectacular in the Tidal Basin so far. They are a week or two ahead of the normal peak bloom{ }so they will only be around for the next week or so before they begin to lose their petals.

Luckily for us, there doesn't appear like there will be any kind of big temperature swing or strong thunderstorms with gusty winds{ }so the{ }blossoms should hang around as{ }long as possible.

ABC 7 is having a contest and wants you to send us your{ }best{ }Cherry Blossom photos. You can win a Cherry Blossom Festival prize package as well as a 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival poster signed by Peter Max.{ }

Please send your submissions to{ } and leave your name and email address so we can give you credit for your picture. Click here for the rules.

Surely you can take better ones than I did in the gallery!