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Cherry Blossom Time in DC

Those of us who live in the nation’s capital have to put up with a lot.  The horrendous traffic, summer heat and humidity, high cost of living, bloviating politicians and posturing bureaucrats, dysfunctional governments, hordes of tourists,  etc.  One of the rewards for our patience is the annual blooming of the cherry blossoms every spring in late March and early April.    The best way to enjoy them is at the Tidal Basin at dawn, when there are relatively few people around.  Weekends during the peak bloom period are particularly crowded….I mean really crowded.  On these days, it’s better to head out to East Potomac Park and Hains Point for a more peaceful experience.  Here are some pictures captured around the Tidal Basin – click on a picture to enlarge:

Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
Washington Monument at Dusk
Washington Monument at Dusk
MLK Monument at Dusk
MLK Monument at Dusk
Beaver Takes an Early Morning Swim in the Tidal Basin
Beaver Takes an Early Morning Swim in the Tidal Basin
The FDR Memorial and a Blanket of Petals
The FDR Memorial and a Blanket of Petals
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
A Seasonal Resident Returns
A Seasonal Resident Returns

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