Amidst the busy tourists' squabbling and dusty park benches are friendship trees covered in pink cotton candy.
( Right now, the blooms are starting to shift into their green summer coats and the pink blossoms are at the end of their peak time, but, with it being such a late season this year, we still found some.)
(Did you know that "The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages." source)