Today was a cherry blossom day. We had originally planned to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch the blossoms just after sunrise, but that sort of thing doesn’t happen to us on Saturdays, so it was about 11 AM by the time we got to the already-crowded tidal basin. We went against the normal flow of most of the foot traffic and went counter-clockwise through West Potomac Park — a route with the added advantage of bringing you through the FDR Memorial in the chronologically correct direction. Lots of people, but the day was pleasantly brisk and sunny, lovely for a walk around DC. Smithsonian Metro was a mob when it came time to return, so we opted to walk home down the Mall instead, glancing at kites and passing through gardens en route. A selection of photos follows.