Cherry Blossoms and Jefferson Memorial

Photograph by Thomas Simonson, My Shot

On a cold spring morning I endeavored to capture the feeling of what the cherry blossoms held for visitors. Not for my own nostalgia, but to convey to friends and family around the country—to allow them to somehow share the sweet, warming scent of the blossoms. However, not every day on the mid-Atlantic coast is sunny—and I think this picture helps convey that even on cloudy days, seeing this spectacular event is worth every bit of effort.