Accolade at Chilco park

Accolade cherry trees at Chilco park are now in full bloom. On the ground, there are flowers fallen face down and other fallen face up. After a careful observation I noticed little birds in the cherry tree were cutting blossoms while searching for food in the tree. Whole cherry blossoms were falling at a very rapid rate. Plop. Plop. All around me.

Mink Chocolates afternoon tea

After attending the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival kick-off concert, I went to Mink Chocolates. During cherry blossoms season, it’s my favourite place to have tea since you have a view of Akebono cherry trees from the window. The trees are full of buds and just about to bloom.

For some reason, I noticed the words Trudeau (the name of our prime minister) written at the bottom of the cup. Click on the pictures to increase the size.

 

Akebono and cherry jam at Burrard skytrain station

It was a gorgeous sunny day for the opening of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival at the Burrard skytrain station today.  The Akebono cherry trees are 2-3 weeks late this year, due to a cold winter. The Akebono cherry buds were about to open, and there were some blossoms at the top of the trees.

Leaving the station, I saw a woman taking pictures of the smaller tree planted in front of the station and realized this was probably my best chance for me to get a close-up  of the blossoms. The tree is in the sunlight. It was perfect.

For more information about the opening concert, check out my blog post for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival about the 2017 cherry jam.

Whitcomb Ayshire court

Cherry trees are blooming later than usual due to a cold winter (lots of snow fell on Vancouver this year). In Burnaby North, Whitcomb cherry trees are barely open. I’d say they’re about 2-3 weeks behind, if we compare to last year.  There are currently only 1% of blossoms opened on the Whitcomb cherry trees at Ayshire Court (corner of Aubrey).  It’s mostly just cherry buds.

Cherry blossom lost in vines at Nelson and Bute

 

This Whitcomb cherry tree at the corner of Nelson and Bute seems to be overtaken by vines.

From the park across the street, you can take nice photos of the blossoms with apartment buildings in the background.

It’s nice to see Whitcomb cherry trees are finally starting to bloom after a pretty harsh winter in Vancouver (lots of snow!)

Whitcomb cherry trees at Nicola and Pendrell

You can always count on the Whitcomb cherry trees located at Nicola and Pendrell to announce the beginning of the Vancouver cherry blossom season: they’re the first cherry trees to bloom in the city.

The Whitcomb cherry blossoms at this location are currently 40% open. They appear a little bit later than usual, probably due to all the snow that’s fallen in Vancouver in the past months.

I was very lucky to get there on a sunny day: the pink blossoms are lovely with a blue sky.

Fallen blossoms are also quite beautiful.

I’ll be blogging for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival blog again this year. I guess this means the season as officially started. Happy cherry blossom viewing!