The Busyness of Spring

For winged pollinators, the window of flowering is short. One can go past most trees with blossoms at this time and hear the buzz of bees. Famous in Japan are the sakura trees (cherry blossom) which bring in many tourists.

Sakura tree in bloom

One can see how they inspired Japanese artists e.g. Hokusai.

Goldfinch and cherry tree (Hokusai, 1834)

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