This is my favorite time of the year. The cherry trees are in bloom. I went to Riverside Park in my old neighborhood just in time to catch the trees in full bloom. I lived across the street from that park for almost 40 years and I miss it. There are no real parks near to where I live now.

On the bright side, there are cherry trees all over in peoples front yards or on the street. There are different varieties of cherry trees, too.

Next weekend is Sakura Matsuri, the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. I'll be there unless it rains. Yes, I'll take photos, too.