I thought it a little odd that the cherries blossomed not only at the ends of all the branches, but also straight out of the trunk.
I don't know exactly how it works, but the blossoms just sprout right out of the trunk at multiple locations. Perhaps there's a spot where a branch is forming or where the tree has been damaged, I don't know, but it's certainly unexpected behavior.
Pretty cool looking, isn't it? This particular tree was beside the Folger Shakespeare Library. I meant to go in there this trip, but I didn't make it. Maybe next time.