No more winter tears: Spring is near

The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 20 in Washington. Every year millions of pink petals transform the city's landscape, beckoning the start of spring. If you can't make a trip to the capital to see these delicate flowers bloom, enjoy their beauty through these photos taken over the years by <a href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-955495'>CNN iReporters</a>.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 20 in Washington. Every year millions of pink petals transform the city's landscape, beckoning the start of spring. If you can't make a trip to the capital to see these delicate flowers bloom, enjoy their beauty through these photos taken over the years by CNN iReporters.