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Springtime in Washington

Spring is the most anticipated season in Washington. March flower blossoms awaken our Nation's capital with bright color. The coming of the golden daffodils and forsythia urge Washingtonians to celebrate, as did Vivaldi in his Concerto in E ('Spring' in The Four Seasons) and Beethoven in his rather blustery Spring Concerto. The Biblical Song of Songs pays tribute to this glorious time of year. "See, the winter is past, flowers appear upon the earth and the season of singing birds returns."

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Tulips: DC's favorite flower

The "Tulip Library" is located near the Tidal Basin at Independence Avenue and Maine Avenue with 10,000 tulips and at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park hotel 55,000 tulips are planted annually.

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A couple enjoys an early spring on the Tidal Basin

This couple sits upon the ledge of the Tidal Basin to enjoy blooming cherry blossoms in the unseasonably warm March temperatures in DC.

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Pansies on Capitol Hill

A rainbow of colors emanates from pansies and tulips planted on the U.S. Capitol grounds. Most flora in DC are administered by the National Park Service (NPS).

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James A. Garfield Monument

The James Garfield Monument stands on the U.S. Capitol grounds in the circle at First Street, SW, and Maryland Avenue in Washington, D.C. It is a memorial to President James A. Garfield, elected in 1880 and assassinated in 1881 after serving a mere...

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Tulips beautify the landscape

People in Washington, DC take their landscaping very seriously and it shows: staring at these tulips long enough can result in a moment of Zen.

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