We went back to Josephine Gardens this weekend for an Easter picnic under the cherry trees, which were in full bloom this weekend.
I was reading a plaque at the park, and apparently the park was designed by Frederick Olmstead, the same man who designed Central Park in New York City. The Yoshino cherry trees were a later edition, and they are from the same stock as the cherry trees in the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.
Here's a close up of one of the weeping cherry trees:
The Yoshino cherry trees were planted in 1932, and have some wonderful twists and knots in the trunk, and every once in a while a new branch pops out and it looks like there are flowers growing off the trunk:
And another one:
The joys of trying to get three children to stand still for a picture!
As you can see from how we were bundled up, it was a little on the cool and breezy side - I would be shocked if it was above 50 - but it was just a glorious sunny day.