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Photos by Chris Gordon

This post isn’t about hockey. Instead of writing depressing things about the Caps, I’m gonna post some pictures of pretty flowers. K?

With the Caps out of the playoffs, it’s time to find some new springtime passions. If you’re not watching hockey, going outside is always a good bet. Sunday, I decided to brave the tourists and take a look at the this year’s cherry blossoms. If you go 7 in the morning you can actually avoid most of the dreaded People From Other States.

After walking around the tidal basin for four hours, I came to a shocking conclusion: DC’s not so bad. Here are my photos.

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This is not a photo of a tree. This is me. I’m taking photos of the trees.

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  • hockey mom

    Hey Chris, I was the lady pointing out my Deadguins shirt as you were getting into the elevator to leave Kettler today. Now that it is really Spring and I can leave my boots behind, I am needing some new shoes…maybe some Keds are in order….hmmm….how did that get into my head?

  • http://batman-news.com tominsocal1

    OK, guys, really, I already live too close to Nancy Pelosi, this tree-hugging love fest is maybe a bit too much?

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Chris Gordon

    Yes, the Cherry Blossom Festival, founded by contemporary lefty William Howard Taft.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Chris Gordon

    Sorry I couldn’t stop and talk!

  • Tom

    That plaid shirt is from jcrew. The caps are golfing. October yet?

  • stacyh13

    It’s fun, every so often, to do the touristy thing. Pretty pictures. Only 4 months until preseason. . .thank God my kid plays hockey!!!

  • Shaun Phillips

    Tidal basin is one of our favorite spots around DC. Did our engagement photos there in the fall (my profile pic is in front of the FDR memorial).

  • VeggieTart

    Lovely pictures.

    There’s still hockey–I’m holding out hope for the AHL Hershey Bears.

  • Sarah

    Thank you for the beautiful photos, Chris! I was already happy to be coming back, and that just made me even more excited. But you might want to stop posting great pictures like these: they attract the dreaded People From Other States.

  • Jessica J

    Lovely pics. Perfect timing. Thank you.

  • serpent

    Beautiful,Chris! I appreciate this since I am not able to get there in person. Thank you!

  • Graham Dumas

    YEAH! Trees and people who want to preserve them should go straight to hell! Objectively beautiful things displease me greatly! PAVE OVER THE NATIONAL MALL!

    Exclamation pointz.

  • tsk tsk..

    Beware the libs who run/contribute to this site get very cranky when a any sort of fun is poked at them…or the name Cindy or Redskins is mentioned.

  • Catherine__M

    I like the super bright pink ones a little better (not saying that the fluffy snowball ones aren’t pretty!)

  • Rhino40

    Tom, I remember you from CI on WaPo as a person of intelligence, singular wit and a passion for hockey.

    What happened to you? Why the need to politicize everything?

  • Rhino40

    Ø Yeah, all these trees are just another example of Big Government’s Attack On Our Guns And Our Freedom…to not have oxygen in the air we breathe!!!!!!!! Ø

    LOL

  • Graham Dumas

    It’s a well-known fact that your namesake animal would not be an endangered species, but for the meddling of communists and liberals.

  • typical

    Strange…all the mocking lefty comments stay up but the one commenting pointing out butthurt libs got deleted.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Antisocial comments that derail the conversation get deleted.

  • hey

    like this one? Ø Yeah, all these trees are just another example of Big Government’s Attack On Our Guns And Our Freedom…to not have oxygen in the air we breathe!!!!!!!! Ø

  • Catherine__M

    Me, too.