For the past week or so, I have been completely obsessed with the flowering trees in our area. In Colorado Springs, these trees are actually kind or rare. And when you do find one, it doesn't blossom for long! My daughter turned 13 yesterday and I've had it in my stubborn little head that I would find a beautiful tree to take some pictures of her next to. I went on a little search downtown yesterday and found that many of them had already started to shed their blooms.