we missed the bloom of the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin in washington d.c. by about a week and all that was left was their tiny pink calyxs and their slightly greenish to brown stems. very sweet up close but alas... not the show i was hoping to catch.
we did however catch the full bloom of another variety called the kwanzan with full, pom pom like clusters of sweet pink blooms stuck to the ends of bare brown branches.
very tutu ish and happy and wand like.
i love the bloom of flowers on trees the best.