Walking around the city near a place I used to live, I was pleasantly surprised to discover several cherry trees in full bloom in a parking lot up the street. This was the first time after the many years I passed nearby that I saw these trees. The plums are currently blooming around the city, but even the early blooming cherry trees I know (Chôtoku-ji Temple (Okame Zakura), Toyokuni Jinja (Hachitsuka Zakura)) are merely displaying their first buds.

But what was really neat were these little mejiro birds (Warbling White Eye) flying around the flowers!