Washington Monument Cherry Blossoms

The Tidal Basin is the focal point for DC cherry blossom activity, but cherry trees are planted all around DC, with an especially lovely grove right near the Washington Monument — where you can relax without the pressure of the crowds all flocking to the Tidal Basin at peak bloom. As with most panoramic shots, this one from the grove is best enjoyed at full size:

Panorama: Washington Monument Cherry Blossoms

I’m especially proud of this shot of the Washington Monument, caught last Sunday just as the sun shone through a break in the retreating storm clouds, to light just a tip of the obelisk:

Tip Lit By Sun