Sunset, Spring, and softball…

make for a great combination. And this past week, I caught the prettiest sunset at the Jefferson Memorial on my way to an office softball game on the National Mall.

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While my softball skills are obviously critical to the team’s success, ๐Ÿ˜‰ I couldn’t help snap a few photos of what started out to be a really nice spring evening in D.C. Rain eventually forced us to end our game early, but I managed to get a few photos in beforehand. I also got a hit, but hey, who’s counting?

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Not the prettiest look, but the Washington Monument needs some repairs after the “big” east coast earthquake.

John and Graeme

How cute are they? I adore them.

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Our expert scorekeeper and “team owner.”

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Our fearless team leader.

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We might not have won the game (or any so far this season) but, at least we got a pretty sunset out of the deal. There’s always next week!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚