We caught just the tail end of the peak bloom - they are just starting to brown a little. But I feel like this is something everyone should see once, especially those who live close by. It's so pretty, which is why I am giving you a bit more of a photo dump than I usually do.
We didn't walk the whole basin this time, but it was a lot colder, we got into the city later than we did last year, and it's not necessary to enjoy it. Maybe we'll do it again next year. We watched a dance performance right by the Washington Monument for awhile on the main stage, ate some hot dogs (the last 2 the stand had - we were so lucky!), and then made our way to the Museum of Natural History. But you'll have to wait until tomorrow for some of those shots!