These young cherry trees near our apartment blossomed early, catching the last snow of the winter in late March:
We visited the Tidal Basin that weekend to see if the DC blossoms had started, but there were only buds.
I returned a week and a half later to find the blossoms at their peak. It was Wednesday evening at sunset.
We returned again that weekend after church to see the last of the blossoms; already many had lost their petals and green leaves were gradually replacing the pink flowers, but there were still many trees in full bloom.