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Flowering Trees. . .a Beautiful Harbinger of Spring – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Kimberly Allen, our planning officer for the Law Library of Congress and editor for In Custodia Legis.

Spring may well be my favorite time of year, and I believe there is nowhere more gorgeous than D.C. in the springtime. It comes upon us quickly after the cold weather breaks, and the various trees, bushes and flowers seem to erupt in waves of beauty.

Like any good baseball fan I took annual leave recently to attend Opening Day and on my way to Nationals Park was delighted to see that the cherry blossoms near the Library of Congress had popped!  Since I was a passenger I was able to snap a picture, which I would like to share with you.

These are a few of the cherry blossoms on the southeast corner of the Jefferson Building grounds.  The building in the background is the Madison Building.

Cherry blossom trees bloom on the campus of the Library of Congress. Shown from the southeast corner of the Jefferson Building grounds. [Photo by Kimberly Allen]

Cherry blossoms bloom on the campus of the Library of Congress. The white puffballs in the background are magnolia trees. Shown from the southeast corner of the Jefferson Building grounds. [Photo by Kimberly Allen]

To learn more about the cherry blossoms you might want to check out the Library’s webpage, Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship.  Kelly also posted on the history and legal connection of the trees.

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