Thanks for your advice. The 1st shot is an informative photo to give perspective to the area. I like the washed out sky in the second because it doesn't take away from the blossoms.IMHO the bland featureless sky in the first two takes away some of the drama.
The third one is terrific. The falling petals are the icing.
But the third one is the only one you kept the sky out of the picture, and I think that made this much stronger.
Just an opinion