The most beautiful time of year in the most beautiful city in the world. The Cherry Blossoms peaked Wednesday. Mrs. Scribe, of course, made her annual pilgrimage after school, abandoning her post for the more tranquil setting of the Tidal Basin.
Clockwise, from above left: Tour buses, galore, compete with the approximately 3,750 trees that line this storied venue; the delicate blossoms, up close & personal; hoards of tourists don't even spoil the view; the Jefferson Memorial peeks thru the branches; a rescue helicopter hovers over a couple of paddle boaters...false alarm, thank goodness; the obligatory Don's John offers some of the comforts of home; the view across the Tidal Basin & the Potomac to Virginia; the ramrod-straight Washington Monument competes with twisting tree trunks; a branch bursting with blossoms; Mr. Jefferson's Memorial from a different view.
And don't forget the Center Snaps: Watch out for those low-slung branches; Bob Ryan, the local weather-dude, talks to tourists from Seattle before executing his evening news standup.
I know I've said it before, but now it's official: Happy Spring, y'all! This festive display is brought to you by Candid Carrie & her Friday Foto Finish Fiesta