What i love about the spring in istanbul is Erguvan/Judas tree
you can see them blossom everywhere in town
i took this picture in Maçka parc during our promenade with little dog Lady Kumpir
Description on wikipedia:
''Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as Judas Tree, is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep-pink flowers in spring.
There is a longstanding myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of this species. This belief is related to the common name "Judas Tree" which is possibly a corrupted derivation from the French common name, Arbre de Judée meaning tree of Judea, referring to a region where the tree occurs...''