I went to visit the Accolade cherry trees at Vancouver city hall. They are now in full bloom. Petals are not even falling yet.
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.
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.
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.
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.