Daily Color: “What a strange thing! / to be alive / beneath cherry blossoms.” –Kobayashi Issa

Four years ago right now, I was in Washington, DC, visiting my son.

We had a great visit. I spent lots of times in museums, we ate some marvelous food, and I hoped very much to see the famous cherry blossoms.

But it was an unseasonably cold spring, and the blossoms were late; the trees didn't bloom until after I'd gone back home. So I made some cherry blossoms of my own instead.

Daily resistance March 28 and 29: