As you pass by the Washington Monument along Independence Avenue, just look to the opposite side. There is an exquisite show of flowers. And the display changes depending on the season. In the Spring are the tulips and bulb varieties. Now there are annual beauties asking to be photographed. There are gardens all over the city, but this one has a map and descriptions for each of the flower beds. And behind it is the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin. This is one of the reasons we like to drive along Independence Avenue. There is always something new to see- and it is free.