We usually walk to the National Mall every morning until it gets too hot. Then we head to Union Station and walk around the three stories of air conditioned space. Today was quite dreary and cold so we headed in another direction in the neighborhood. We wanted to see if the flowers were sprouting and blooming. What was very noticeable was the lack of people! Spring break is over and everyone must be back to work. The streets and sidewalks were very empty compared to the hullabaloo near the museums and landmarks this time of year. One thing is always certain though - there was some sort of construction going on in every block. It's the best lighting for photos, and there was plenty to capture - flowers and flowers and more flowers. They are just so pretty and photograph well in the late morning. It ended up being an hour and a half jaunt - longer than usual. But it was well worth it.