In Merion Park these beauties are lighting up the banks of the stream allready. Here is a link to last year's version of the same subject. (scroll down to March 17th) You'll note quite a difference in style between the two paintings. I "stumbled" upon this link to Japanese posters in the 20's and 30's and tried to keep that elegant line in mind while painting this one. Check out STUMBLE if you like to surf the net but don't want to waste too much time. They select things that you might like based on some computer digging that is probably better not thought about. Every once in a while I get an email from them that is packed with items I really like, so they do a good job.