It’s not about the cherry blossoms

April in DC is known for nothing if not its cherry blossoms.

Bursting from the sky

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Twisting themselves into hearts for all the lovers strolling beneath

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Embracing the Washington monuments in their flowered frames

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Creating a canopy for the sky

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Encouraging all nature to join in vibrant beauty

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But April in DC, spring in DC, is not just about the cherry blossoms.

Even the more local ones, right around the corner.

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Colors and shadows inviting you to walk slowly to work

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Catching the play of light against buildings and trees.

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Spring, at least in Rosslyn, is all about the tulips.

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Where? Look closely, the smidgeons of color in the distance

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Become a triumphant carpet of colors

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Keeping watch by the Arlington Cemetery

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Surrounding, perhaps themselves being, a gift from the Netherlands

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From which the monumental skyline rises

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So yes,  it’s not just about the cherry blossoms, don’t you agree?