Pictures must be taken! Even without a single bloom in the shot. (Here's one with cherry blossoms.) You can just barely tell from here, but the acreage around the columns is meadow, not mowed.
Next, the columns up close.
These columns from the U.S. Capitol were deemed not substantial enough for the larger-than-expected Capitol Dome – it was a big honking design error! The solution was to remove them, which was done in 1954, and they were located here in 1984.