The cherry blossoms are blooming right now in Japan. Traditionally, sakura (cherry blossoms) are seen as symbols of the fragility and beauty of life, because they fall so quickly after blooming. The trees must be a very poignant symbol for the Japanese people right now.
I made these sakura branches yesterday, after seeing a spring decorating article on Martha Stewart. Because of the recent stormy weather, there were plenty of fallen twigs outside that I could use. I made the flowers from Japanese origami paper and stuck them onto the twigs - it was a really easy project.
Isn't it pretty? Say it's pretty.