Sakura Along the River

Specifically, Kawazu-zakura (kah-wah-zoo-zah-ku-rah), the first kind of cherry blossoms to bloom every year.

This past year they started to bloom the first week of February. This photo was taken the first week of March, so that gives you an idea of how long this type lasts. It was still quite chilly, and very windy, but the cherry blossoms always bring everyone out and turn our thoughts to Spring.