But they are more than just nature's way of marking the transition from one season to the next. Cherry blossoms have become iconic here. Each year, thousands travel to D.C. hoping to catch a glimpse of their beauty -- and Cliff and I are no different.
It has become tradition for us to stroll among the trees, take in their radiance and awe at their elegance. Year after year, I find myself more in love with these trees and everything they stand for. Originally given as gifts of friendship from the Japanese government, the trees now represent peace, love, harmony, hope, and life.
No matter how many times I see them, I am continually amazed at the ways they take my breath away. Their magnificence never grows old.