One last cherry blossom photo for your Friday…

Cherry Blossoms at the Capitolpartially because the peak-bloom season is really short and they’re already not looking as good, and partially (again) because of the crowds. They’re still nuts.

If it weren’t for the beauty of the city right now, I’d probably be looking to buy property in the middle of nowhere and live off the land. A totally reasonable idea for someone like me. 🙂

Thankfully, this picture didn’t require quite as much effort to get as the ones I shared with all of you earlier this week. One of the perks of working on The Hill is that this is right outside my office building. It’s hard to complain about this view.

Also, Jeff tells me he doesn’t understand why people flock to the National Mall to see them, but look at that. How could you not?

Happy Friday all!

*Photo taken with iPhone and Instagram.

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Checkin’ out the Cherry Blossoms…

and while only about a third of the trees around the Tidal Basin were fully-bloomed, I did my best to capture what was there so far this season!

I wanted to go ahead and share these photos with all of you, because not only was yesterday a beautiful spring day, but I might not make it down to the Tidal Basin again before the very short Cherry Blossom Season is over. Besides, I’m not sure I’m ready to brave those crowds again. I should have known (this is where I ignored Jeff’s recommendations) what I was in for, but for some reason I went there hoping everyone else had forgotten about the festival and the amazingly warm weather. I was a little wrong on that prediction (not that I’m admitting Jeff’s right or anything ;)).

I shouldn’t complain too much, the National Mall is stunning and yesterday was no exception.

On that note, I’ll stop talking and let the pictures tell the rest…

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If you find yourself in D.C. over the next week or two make sure to stop and see the Cherry Blossoms. Don’t let my complaining about the crowds discourage you. 🙂