Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cold spring makes cherry blossoms last longer

Every coin has two sides. The good thing about the very late cold spring is that we get to enjoy the cherry blossoms longer. These blossoms I photographed just a few days ago on East Broadway, on my way to work. On the left is a pink "snowfall" of cherry blossom petals, taken three or four days ago.

True, I didn't wash the back deck until Friday, but now we'll have the lilacs to enjoy while we sit out there; they're just coming on. Usually, by this time of year they're long over. And yes, we do have an umbrella over the patio furniture!

Below: Typical Vancouver cherry tree heavy with bloom, seen during a brief interlude of sunshine.

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