The 'quad' at UW is full of older cherry trees. That blossom at this time of year. Cherry trees blossom around all over town about now. But there's something very special about THESE trees. I think it might be similar to Japan and cherry blossoms. People congregate and sit on the grass under the trees. Picnic. Throw frisbees. Take tons of pictures of the trees and of each other near the trees. Even though it's 45 degrees with a brisk breeze and it's finals week, people are still out there. Maybe it's that 'place' thing again.
Taken at the 'bottom' of the quad by Suzallo Library.