Our flowering cherry tree puts on a fabulous show every spring, and gives a visual context for the children's song, Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree. The blossoms have the appearance of giant clumps of pink popcorn.
Our children before, and our grandkids now love to play in the pink snow. It flutters down daintily with a light breeze, and comes down in gobs in a windstorm. When it's not windy a climber can shake it from the branches. You can pick up handfuls just like you would real snow and throw it around. You can roll in it, pack it in buckets, and make little pink pillows on the ground. It's the most well-loved tree in our whole neighborhood.
Jonah and Eli
Jonah and the cherry tree
Blair and Brooklyn creating pink snow