Beautiful tulips in front of the USDA Headquarters North Building
The classic cherry blossom photo, this one was taken 5 days before peak.
A beautiful and lonely blossom among the buds before the cherry blossoms.
Only one blossom out on these branches.
The Washington Monument is visible through the branches because blossom peak is still 5 days away.
Blossoms trying on the tree trunk.
Near the FDR Memorial, one of my favorite Tidal Basin places.
The green and blossom indicates that the trees are not at peak.
Two US Park Police discussing whether they have been included in legislation exempting law enforcement form sequestration.
View of the Jefferson Memorial and the paddle boat near dawn at peak.
Another early morning view with a plane on the final approach to Reagan National Airport,
Paddle boats and blossoms at dawn.
The classic cherry blossom photo at peak.
Yet another early morning view with a plane on the final approach to Reagan National Airport,
The tree we saw 5 days earlier with more blossoms and greenery.
The Lincoln and MLK Memorials with cherry trees at peak.
Notice how the background is much pinker than the pre-peak pictures.
Another photo with a pinker background.
Blossoms near the FDR Memorial.
Blossoms in a tree trunk.
The classic cherry blossom photo post peak.
Another post-peak view of the Jefferson Memorial.
A tree just past peak.
Paddle boats on a post-peak Sunday afternoon.