We have been having the strong wintry wind since last night. So, we saw many fallen branches on the roads this morning. He had to drive carefully not to hit them.
There is a waka (和歌) poem, which cautions us all:
The vain cherry blossoms of the minds
Thinking that there would be tomorrow.
But, may not storms blow off at night?
Blossoms may meet storms anytime. It is fortunate for us to be able to practice now, much more to taste amrita, ambrosia of immortality, before blossoming flowers fall.