As a blogger for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, I was often frustrated to find parked cars in front of the cherry trees I wanted to photograph.
When I realized they were actually pretty #CoolCarsUnderCherryBlossoms, I started to look forward to finding cars under cherry trees.
These photos were taken April 2018 in Vancouver (British Columbia) where 40,000 cherry trees bloom every spring.
Photo credit: Jessica Tremblay. Vancouver, B.C.
One of my favourite location for cherry blossom viewing: these Akebono at Georgia and Denman over a reflective pool. The crows love it too!
If you wanna know more about the differences between cherry trees and plum trees you might also enjoy this other blog post: Cherry versus Plum Blossoms: What’s the Difference?
As I expected, / Storm, and rain, — / At the time of cherry blossoms. — Shinkei.
Submit your cherry blossom haiku to the VCBF haiku Invitational.
Did you enjoyed the Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver today? On your way there, if you took a few minutes to stroll through the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, you might have noticed this beautiful cherry tree right next to the entrance. With red lanterns suspended in the garden, it was quite beautiful. The tree is in the public part of the garden so the entrance is free.
Here are pictures taken today:
Wendy Cutler intrigued me with the photo of an Autumnalis Rosea (a winter blooming cherry tree) that she shared with us on January 13. The picture showed a small tree with tiny pink blossoms near the completely frozen lagoon. Brrr!
I’ve never seen an Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree, so I decided to go take a look today.
Autumnalis Rosea, may not be as spectacular as other cultivars – the petals look a bit messy, often appearing twisted, and the branches are twiggy and untidy – but I found them really charming and worth a visit.
Location: West End/Stanley Park – Lost Lagoon near daycare, 3 trees.
Here are some pictures taken today: