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Students leaving Monday afternoon classes on the UW campus and walk through the Quad (Liberal Arts Quadrangle), famous for its 30 mature Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom. These trees were transplanted from the Seattle Arboretum 40 years ago this year, when a freeway project threatened them. When the breeze stirs, a shower of delicate pink petals rains down, creating absolute magic. Click here for the full story of these beloved trees and a Cherry Blossom Web Cam set up to help visitors know when the blooms are at their peak. See my Flickr page for more photos. There were tons of photographers there today! How strange and sad that on this lovely campus just six hours earlier a murder-suicide had occurred in the school of architecture building. April does seem to be the cruelest month, when such beauty and horror coexist. Seattle Seattle+Daily+Photo University+of+Washington quad cherry+treescherry+blossoms UW people students building architecture Seattle+Universities+&+CollegesLiberal+Arts+Quadrangle arboritum