May 4, 2009
April 30, 2009
Pink flowers adorn the Cherry Blossom Tree. The blooms are new enough that very few petals blanket the ground below the tree. Fragrance is minimal. The leaves are green, but thin enough to see through. The leaves are almond shaped and come to a thin point at the top. Miniscule hair-like bits fringe the edges of the leaves. An inch worm crawls along a leaf he has eaten a hole through. He is translucent and looking closely one can see the small segments that make up his body. The flowers are feathery. Each petal is oval with ruffled edges. Each flower is made up of three layers of petals. In the center of the flowers are many stamen. The stamen are short on the outside and progressively increase in height working inward to the center.