Although it felt like summer, I was quickly reminded that it was winter. Note the frozen tidal basin water in the foreground of the Jefferson Memorial bathed in sunlight.
In about a month this tree will be full of cherry blossoms and the tidal basin will once again be water instead of ice.
I think this is supposed to be a fountain at the FDR memorial. One of many that are still frozen.
The birds in the water were sitting in the sunny part of the tidal basin. Note the two different colors of stone on the Washington Monument. This is because the monument was not built all at once.
Sunset over the Potomac river.