Accolade splendour at Vancouver City Hall

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

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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.

Accolade cherry blossoms at Vancouver City Hall

Accolade are one of my favorite cultivars of cherry trees. They are blooming early this year. Today, I went to my favorite location: Vancouver City Hall. I always enjoy taking photos of the statue of George Vancouver pointing at the blossoms.

These photos were taken today around 12:30 pm on a cloudy day. Blossoms are already falling. The trees are at full peak!

Accolade on Halifax (corner Moore)

Accolade cherry tree on Halifax street (corner of Moore street) in Burnaby North,  March29 2013

I hope you’ll have time to enjoy some cherry blossom viewing during the Easter week-end. The weather is just perfect!

Accolade cherry tree on Halifax street (corner of Moore street) in Burnaby North,  March29 2013

These three Accolade cherry trees on Halifax street (corner Moore) in Burnaby North are now at their peak.

Accolade cherry tree on Halifax street (corner of Moore street) in Burnaby North,  March29 2013

With the sun out, it’s the perfect time to take nice pictures at this location.

Accolade cherry tree on Halifax street (corner of Moore street) in Burnaby North,  March29 2013

Photography tip: set your camera on macro and get as close as you can to the blossoms. You might  even catch a glimpse at a bee pollinating the cherry blossom! There were several bees hovering around the flowers this afternoon.

Cherry viewing tip: the Accolade cherry blossoms are at their peak.  Hurry up!