Pretty in Pink

It’s still a week or so until the cherry blossoms bloom, which gives the showy magnolias time to shine right now.

Some of the best places to see magnolias are in the Smithsonian Gardens and in Rawlins Park.

Smithsonian’s Haupt Garden

©Rob Klug
©Angela N.
Wind Sculpture VII by Yinka Shonibare MBE. ©Angela N.
View through the iconic keyhole gates in the garden. ©Angela N.

Rawlins Park

©Angela N,
©Angela N,
©Rob Klug
©Victoria Pickering

Other locations

Constitution Gardens:

©Rob Klug

Capitol grounds:

White House:

©Angela N.

Birds among the magnolias

©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Victoria Pickering

People

Lots of people take photos of the magnolias or come to pose by them:

Rawlins Park. ©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug
Rawlins Park. ©Victoria Pickering
Smithsonian Haupt Garden. ©Miki Jourdan

Closeups

©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

The blossoms don’t last long, but they still can look beautiful after they die:

Blossoms fallen in the water at Constitution Gardens
©Victoria Pickering

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