Photos of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011, the day the trees reached peak bloom. As you can see, it was a beautiful spring day, and it was surprisingly quiet down around the Tidal Basin.
At this time of year, there are beautiful flowers to be had all over the place. Maybe in your backyard. Maybe in the local park.
These are ere are some of my favorite books that I've reviewed on taking photos of flowers: