Normally, this time of year heralds blossoms blooming and the required festivals point them out.
I know that the first weekend of February, the Cherry Blossom Festival is held that Saturday to commemorate their blooming every year.
Look how pretty they are!
The ones in Japan are even more stunning and go off all at once!
Yup, they are beautiful.
But, this year I discovered that there is a different type of flower in full bloom at the same time as the Sakura
Not sure what it is but we call it the shower tree. My friend describes it by saying it's a tree that happened to capture the sun's rays on the clearest blue day.
I'd have to say her description is pretty accurate.