Exactly a year ago I did a short post on a blossom tree that is directly opposite my house. It is the very dark pink variety which flowers a little later than the pale pink and white varieties. I wanted to photograph it exactly one year on to see if it would be at the same stage of development, I thought the recent warm weather might have had some affect, but in the case of this tree it looks exactly the same this year as last. The only difference being that I have a different camera so was able to take slightly better photographs.
As a comparison here are two photographs from 2011.