Monday, April 2 was suppose to be the peak of the Cherry Blossoms. Eighty degree weather during the previous weekend caused the earlier than expected sprouting. The sunrise time of 6:52am was easier to handle than last year. Michelle was suppose to join me in this photo excursion but she set the time on her alarm but did not turn the alarm on. This day was a bit hazy. The near full moon was hidden behind clouds, but the sun eventually burned it off and the Cherry Trees were spectacular. However they were short lived this year. Two days later cold weather and eventually snow shorten their lives.