A few days ago, I wrote a post without any pictures. I must have been so exhausted and preoccupied with other things that I completely forgot a photo I had taken earlier that day. It was a chilly early afternoon and overcast. My favorite kind of day and perfect for a run/walk. As I was outside, I noticed the trees starting to bloom! I did briefly think of the beautiful sakura in that faraway land that I love. However, what made it so special was that last time things were starting to flower, the world went into lockdown, and their blooms stood in stark contrast to what was emerging across the globe. This time when I look on upon these blooms, I see a symbol of hope and the promise of a better world. So here is the picture that I cannot believe I forgot to post.