Today was the peak day of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC. It was a full three weeks later than last year! Ed and I have been trying to see them since we've moved here, but seem to miss them every year.
Ed is freezing himself in Colorado Springs today, so Amanda and I ran down to the tidal basin to catch the blossoms before it's too late! They did not disappoint!
In my attempt to get the perfect picture of the Jeffereson Memorial, I accidentally propped my elbow in someon's melted posickle! Can you feel my pain?
We enjoyed coming across a Japanese wedding party getting some nice shots of themselves in their wedding finery, and surrounded by the beautiful pink blossoms.
We also met a falconer with his red-tailed hawk named Stuff.
The Washington Monument is scaffolded half way up to make repairs from the earthquake a year and a half ago. Fortunately, you wouldn't know it when you cover it up with cherry blossoms! What a beautiful sight, and what a picture perfect day to enjoy it!