Outside my house right now, the Kwanzan cherry tree (Prunus serrulata) is in full bloom. For as long as I can remember, my family always called this tree my birthday tree because it bloomed on or near my birthday. True to it's given name, there it was, smiling in the sunshine for me this morning.
A few other flowers opened up to say happy birthday too:
So to them, and all of you, thanks for the birthday wishes!