Beautiful blue skies and summer-like temperatures after the unending winter of 2014 brought hordes of locals and tourists to D.C.’s Tidal Basin for the annual ritual of viewing the cherry blossoms. Between dodging others and stopping to take photos at the many picturesque spots we found, the two-mile walk took us a good two hours. But the experience was well worth it, as was the picture-taking opportunity!
Cherry blossoms and pillars create a wonderful frame for the bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson.
The annual beauty of the cherry blossoms with a backdrop of the enduring beauty of the Jefferson Memorial.
Visitors enjoy canopies of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Cherry blossoms at their peak and a summer-like day bring visitors to the Tidal Basin to walk, to take pictures, and to paddleboat.