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I like this photo because you see the budding process. The flower is a candle-like vertical bud that only takes a couple weeks to bloom ... it is stimulated to bloom by the first rains, and often comes like clockwork 24-36 hours after a good even rain. The bloom lasts ony a few days on the trees, withers but doesn't alwas fall. If it doesn't get intensely dry in that span, the bllom should result in a cherry. So here you see a green cherry forming for next years crop with the dried blossom still on the end.