We are now sandwiched between two months of the year when certain things play out their brief lives and existence here in our very midst. Ephemeral suggests their usefulness, functionality, and in many cases natural beauty, will thrive for a short time only. Then they will be gone, memories only, in a fast-turning world of constant change.
The Japanese cherry tree, sakura, will burst into astonishing bloom in early April, before dropping its white and pink blossoms upon the ground. From a cloud of color, overlooking happy families underneath enjoying food and drink, it will quickly become a more normal park or landscape-setting species of leaves and limbs.