Flowering festival in Vancouver 40 000 flowering Japanese Akebono Cherry trees are now showing their best in Vancouver, an annual spectacular sight. Almost like a religious feeling. Certainly a feeling of spring.
Photograph by: Wayne Leidenfrost, PNG
The flowering is so intense, so many flowers on such a small surface, like an explosion of light pink sunshine, lasting for a week or so, and then all these petals on the ground and sidewalks, like pink snow, a wonderful time of the year.
|Guide to Vancouver Ornamental Cherry trees Japanese flowering cherry varieties Rosaceae PrunusDifferent from the fruit-bearing Cherry trees we are most familiar with, the ornamental cherries such as the Japanese Flowering Cherry and Cherry Plum trees are enjoyed mostly for their beautiful shades of pink or white blossoms. They are usually at their peak in late March and early April throughout the City.|
by Nawitka SW Marine Drive, below