Scenes from the Tidal Basin at Peak Bloom 2015

This couple bought my first book in 2005.  Now they consider it a family heirloom and will be passing it along to their daughter and her children!

This couple bought my first book in 2005. Now they consider it a family heirloom and will be passing it along to their daughter and her children!

The crowds were amazing!  You can hardly see the Jefferson Memorial's steps.

The crowds were amazing! You can hardly see the Jefferson Memorial’s steps.

The skies were eye-popping blue on April 11.

The skies were eye-popping blue on April 11.

Wish I'd brought a picnic too!

Wish I’d brought a picnic too!

First sale of the day on April 12th -- this great book is still selling well, 10 years after it was new!

First sale of the day on April 12th — this great book is still selling well, 10 years after it was new!

The wind died down enough for people to use the paddle boats on April 12th.  Very fun!

The wind died down enough for people to use the paddle boats on April 12th. Very fun!

A scene repeated anywhere you looked around the Tidal Basin any day of the Peak Bloom weekend.

A scene repeated anywhere you looked around the Tidal Basin any day of the Peak Bloom weekend.

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