There are many varieties. This is my favorite. It has large tulip shaped flowers and are as large as my hand. They are the first to bloom and first to fall.
This is at the Roosevelt memorial with the reflecting pool in the background.
Looking across the pool and the Washington Monument
The Jefferson Memorial
The sidewalk that encircles the Reflecting pool has these limbs that hand over and almost touch the water.
President Albright on the walkway
The hanging limbs.
The gnarled old trees.
A close up of some of the delicate blossoms.
There are paddle boats all over the Pool.
The crowds come out to see the blossoms.
The walk way that encircles the Reflecting pool