These are cherry blossoms. I saw this photograph in the reference library at Wet canvas and it seemed perfect for the topic. I only used a small portion of the original picture, mostly because I have never seen a real cherry tree in bloom. We have small ornamental cherry trees in my area (Calgary, Alberta) and I'm not sure if they look the same as the famous cherry blossoms of Japan. I did this using my new Caran d'Ache water color pencils. I really enjoyed doing this one - I liked the colors and the topic. I like the way it turned out, especially because today actually felt like spring. The sun was shining and the breeze was soft and warm.