This is one of my favorite times of the year. I call it the season of the Pink Rain, when the cherry petals drop and carpet the sidewalks.
The picture on the left was taken on April 28, when the sidewalks were peppered with petals like confetti.
The next two photos were taken on May 7 when the dusting of petals had become a carpet, filling the gutters with pink rain.
These last two photos were taken on May 14 and May 16 and show the heaps of petals covering parked cars and covering the surface of a decorative pool in front of an apartment building. The pink rain is almost over, alas!