Three new cherry blossom pictures for today.
The cherry blossoms are not here to stay. I took the first photos of the tight buds exactly one week ago. Today I see the first petals fluttering gently to the ground.
In Japan the cherry blossoms, called sakura, are highly symbolic. They signify both renewal and the fleeting nature of all things.
Click on the image for full size. Cherry blossoms from the past week are here in my gallery.