Here's a closer look. These trees are what we see when we look out the back windows of our house. I am so grateful for their cheery blossoms, and for the original owners of our house, who planted them.
Do you know something else I am grateful for? My sister came and planted our front planter, which had been overgrown with out-of-control ivy topiaries. She helped me choose the plants, bought them on sale for us at her nursery, and then went knee deep in freezing mud in January to plant it all. Here are some of the pansies that are absolutely thriving from all of the rain we have had lately. Only a sister would do something like that! Thanks, Jeanette!!