Despite the cold, my daughter and I bundled up and betook ourselves and the dog to the Tidal Basin just after sunrise for our annual cherry blossom breakfast. The blossoms seem unusually beautiful this year—extraordinarily cloudlike, illusory, celestial—worth every shiver. Gazing upward as we nibble our scones, it’s easy to forget the day of work and school that lies ahead of us. A serious photographer and three mallard ducks are our only companions, until the tour buses arrive.
For another cherry blossom picture, and a beautiful springtime verse from Song of Solomon, please see Cherry Blossom Breakfast.