Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Robert & I biking under gorgeous blossoms in April 2001.

Today is the beginning of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. All my life I've been in love with cherry blossoms. It's a true sign of Spring in Vancouver! I've been fortunate to live near five beautiful spots with gorgeous blooming trees. There's a street in walking distance that has ancient trees with boughs which overhang the road, meeting in a wonderous canopy of light pink blossoms. These ones are the first to bloom. I thought I had a picture of them, but can't find it in my numerous photo files.
I don't know the names of the trees, but these are some of my favourites. These beauties are at the Burnaby Public Library near Metrotown: (picture taken April 2003)
This photo (below) was taken in late April, 2003; on Wellington Street, Vancouver:
This is the place Matthew & Robert have gone for many years to get their Black Belts, and the trees in late March are stunning. (picture taken March 2004)

Here I am (below) walking Kelsie on Rupert St, where the trees are simply fabulous. (photo taken April 2005)


Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Beautiful pictures. The mountains in the background in that one picture are gorgeous. What a beautiful view you have!

RobinfromCA said...

Just gorgeous! I can almost smell them through the computer!