It's February but it looks like April. SWMBO and I were talking about them yesterday and noting that the blossoms seem to come out all at once just overnight. We agreed that they just seem to POP into life and color.
The branches fill with clusters of the beautiful flowers and all of the trees seem to bloom at once, as if on some secret signal. There are flowering cherry trees full of snow white blossoms, too, but these with their radiant red and pink glory are my favorites.
We've been enjoying teasingly Spring weather while most of the rest of the country is still dealing with winter. But we stand warned by experience. Brief snow storms in late March are not unknown here.
But for now we'll enjoy sunny days and the clouds of plum blossoms.