Today I strolled down the historic Victoriei Street in Bucharest in search of fruit trees in bloom. I walked quite a ways from the apartment I am staying in before I arrived at this small park. And there I found my blossom trees.
Locals too were basking in the cool spring day, while bumble bees buzzed and the sun cast shadows. I was not the only one with my camera pointing at the pretty pale pink.
It is a little late for the Mărţişor, a traditional Romanian celebration of spring held on March 1 when men gift women small amulets tied to strings of red and white. Still I saw dozens of these marţ tied to flowers throughout the town. This one below with a little butterfly is a fancier - maybe more modern - version.
Here is one final view of this charming park looking towards the back of the old royal palace, today the National Museum of Art.