Afternoon View: Theodore Roosevelt Island

There are some great old trees on this lush, car-free island in the middle of the Potomac. While there I saw deer, heron and Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies. You won't forgot you're in the city though: a steady roar from cars going over the TR Memorial Bridge, GW Memorial Parkway and air traffic heading to DCA fills the air along with singing cicadas.