Last Saturday, I got to walk among the cherry blossoms. Over ten magnificent cherry trees stand in the Quad at the University of Washington. The color of the buds matched those of the trees I saw in Japan, in what nows seems an eternity ago. The buds on the trees closer to my house are darker, and have mostly fallen. I imagine that most of the trees on the Quad have dropped their pedals by now, too. Beauty, like life, is fleeting. Which is why I carry a camera. 🙂
As you can see, I wasn’t the only one enjoying the beautiful weather–and the cherry blossoms. Though there were few hanamatsuris (cherry-viewing parties), there were lots of people taking photos of the blossoms, mostly from Asia or of Asian descent.
Even the trunks were budding.