The cherry trees are blooming brightly here, too much to resist. Yesterday Rachel came to babysit (a funny word, since our kids are really no longer babies, except sometimes when they decide to be cranky, but then aren’t we all sometimes babies in that sense, and how is this for a run-on parenthetical?).
Anyhow, with the kids taken care of, our first stop was a couple of lovely Japanese flowering cherry trees about 1/4 of a mile above our home. Phyllis meditated, and I photographed the wet cherry blossoms in bright sunshine and intermittent wind with my 200mm f/4 macro lens tripod mounted and a 36mm extension tube.
Related story: Cherry Blossom Special.