That's right, for a few weeks in late march - early April the cherries on the quad are in bloom. Mix that short window with Seattle weather, and you have a total of about 50 hours of quality photograph time a year. So when the skies opened yesterday the Wilsons were scrambling for the camera and getting the girls into dresses. We reached the quad about half-an-hour after the clouds parted (about a ten minute walk from our apartment). It was still relatively empty but Japanese Seattlites were already pouring in from all entrances. Kids were being placed in trees and couples were posing in the blossoms. The best photo spots soon formed lines. Our first goal was a repeat of Ginny's baby pictures from two years ago with Violet. Can you tell which is which? Neither one looks too happy to be there...Ginny 4 days old, Violet 5 days old, Same tree Next it was time to get cute family shots and let Ginny run around. Luckily Japanese are good photographers. We stayed for about twenty minutes then headed out as the clouds moved in again. The people we passed coming in on our way out were already too late. We thought it was funny how many people saw the sun and made a b-line for the quad like us. Here are some parting shots.