JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Memorial Day 2016, Alexandria National Cemetery

Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson paid his respects Monday at Alexandria National Cemetery, where 45 percent of the graves mark the last resting place of unknown soldiers from the Civil War.

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Blooming Beauty

It may not quite be spring according to the calendar, but the magnolia blooms are bursting  ― and falling ―in Washington, D.C., as these images from Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson will attest. They were taken at Rawlins Park, the American Red Cross headquarters and the Enid A. Haupt Garden the Smithsonian Institution. While the magnolia blooms are going fast and the next rain storm will carry them off for another season, that means the cherry blossoms are up next.

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — A Night At The National Mall

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Jeff Olson  snapped these photos Saturday night at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Alexandria, Va., photographer and his wife, Joanne Plager Burke Olson, joined thousands of other people who also were enjoying the nice evening in our nation’s capital.

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Blue Moon Over Washington

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Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff captured these images Friday night (July 31) in our nation’s capital from the Netherlands Carillon. The blue moon in four of the photos was the first in about three years, and here it shows off a couple of different colors.