I am not a big fan of crowds, and as such, I often avoid going down to see the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin around peak time, since it is always insanely jam-packed with people. The weather today, however, was (again) unseasonably warm, and it looked like we were gearing up for a pretty sunset, so I decided to brave the hordes and head down to take a look. And, boy, was I rewarded. There was this view:
And this one:
Either one of those shots would have made going down there worth it, but both? Yeah, I am glad I went.
And since my mom always complains that there are never any pictures of me when I do stuff, I exchanged cameras with a solo tourist so we both had shots of ourselves:
Happy 100th birthday, cherry blossoms!