Prunus x subhirtella 'Whitcomb', 16 February 2016

With its delicate, translucent, purple-pink flowers, 'Whitcomb' is one of my favourite cultivars of any blooming period. When I first notice the buds on the tree at my workplace beginning to unfurl, I celebrate hanami on my lunch breaks. (It's become an annual tradition.) Funny thing: when I view and compare previous years' photos, I notice that as the tree has aged and become more misshapen, the blossoming crown and arrangement of flower clusters along the twiggy branches have become more beautiful. 

Prunus x subhirtella 'Whitcomb' 16 February 2016