This is the cherry tree that my kids bought me for Mother's Day several years ago.
I love watching the buds as they turn from deep pink to light pink as the open during the spring.
The dark pink process seems to have been longer this year perhaps to cool temps and cloudy days. Regardless, it has been a pleasure to watch...especially when a goldfinch or robin happens to perch in its branches. Oh, the hummingbirds have returned this past week too. We saw three yesterday. They are such little delights...and it was such a long winter.