I'm not sure how ANYONE could say they missed them because traffic was tied up around the monument for WEEKS and it was cheek-to-jowl down along the tidal basin. I think everyone was THERE. The Boyfriend took these photos -- he's good.
This one is the tree in front of my house...
And the view from inside my attic bedroom. Could you die?
This one is from last year ... taken with a blackberry. I like how abstract it is and the colors remind me of Maxfield Parrish.