Though chilly days linger, signs of spring are beginning to appear. Sakura flowers are abundant in my town. There are the early-blooming types to the late ones. Shapes and colors of the flowers differ, too. This sakura in the photo is one of the early ones, it always opens first in the season.
April is the beginning of a new school year. My grandson became the first grader. He is among the classmates here in the photo. His class is 65% boys, and 35% girls. There will probably a lot of competing among boys.