Two ancient, gnarled cherry trees stand beside Waltham City Hall, every spring favoring us with masses of exquisite, pink-tinged flowers. Theirs are not ordinary cherry blossoms, but an exotic, ruffled or frilly version. 

A portion of the third photo is enlarged, below, to reveal the delicate nature of these small flowers, each measuring just an inch-and-a-half, or 40 millimeters across. Here, they are lit by the soft, glancing light of a late afternoon sun.

I've recently taken some flower photos that I've not yet had an opportunity to publish. Several are related by location to the present subject, so I’ve taken the liberty of adding them here. Two I took a few weeks ago on the grounds of the nearby public library. The last one in this set I shot more recently, an orange tulip growing only steps from the cherry trees, and set aglow by the brilliant light of a midday sun.
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