April in DC is known for nothing if not its cherry blossoms.
Bursting from the sky
Twisting themselves into hearts for all the lovers strolling beneath
Embracing the Washington monuments in their flowered frames
Creating a canopy for the sky
Encouraging all nature to join in vibrant beauty
But April in DC, spring in DC, is not just about the cherry blossoms.
Even the more local ones, right around the corner.
Colors and shadows inviting you to walk slowly to work
Catching the play of light against buildings and trees.
Spring, at least in Rosslyn, is all about the tulips.
Where? Look closely, the smidgeons of color in the distance
Become a triumphant carpet of colors
Keeping watch by the Arlington Cemetery
Surrounding, perhaps themselves being, a gift from the Netherlands
From which the monumental skyline rises
So yes, it’s not just about the cherry blossoms, don’t you agree?