My date stood me up Sunday, but I went down to the tidal basin anyway. The blossoms, at least, where there when expected:
That picture was from one side of the tidal basin, where the trees are newer. On the other side, on the older trees, sometimes the flowers grew out of a tree’s trunk:
I also revisited the Stone Lantern, now boasting of flowery surroundings
Not sure why I thought it was such a good place for a date anyway, though; place was crowded as crazy. Getting on the train home was a nightmare(that one of the two entrances to the Smithsonian station was closed did not help).