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Spring has Sprung

Spring is such a beautiful season and as an artist, it is one that I love the most for many reasons. Temperatures are milder, the birds are singing, and flowers are springing up everywhere. Studies have found that spending time outside in the sunny spring weather isn't just a mood booster, it actually can change the way people think. Researchers found that being outdoors broadened participants minds, leaving them more open to new information and creative thoughts.

This year, I have started working on a painting inspired by the Cherry Blossoms in bloom.

The peak bloom date is the day on which the NPS horticulturists judge that 70 percent of the Yoshino blossoms are out. There are a number of different varieties of cherry trees around and near the Tidal Basin, but the Yoshino variety is by far the most numerous and famous.

“Peak Bloom” is a specific day that the threshold is passed. So when a forecast expects peak bloom between such and such dates, it means that they expect the 70 percent threshold to be crossed one day during that range.

Look for my new painting on my website coming soon!


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