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I love how the snow and ice reduces everything down to just it’s beautiful shape and form. It’s hard to believe that the cherry blossoms will be blooming on these trees in a few weeks. Until then, I had a great time this morning penguin shuffling through the tidal basin.

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This almost didn’t happen. My original intention was to take pictures of the Air Force Memorial, but I couldn’t find parking. So I decided to skip it and go home. As I was driving home, I noticed the colors in the sky started changing and I was closer to Iwo Jima than I was anything else. So I turned around again and went to the Marine Corp Memorial. Glad I did. And I’m glad that the clouds lined up perfectly to make it look like it was exploding out of the memorial.