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.