April 4 - Blooms have begun!

While walking by the soccer fields in this afternoon I finally found the first fully blooming white blossoms! Its still the very, very early stages and I would estimate that its less then 1% of the possible blooms beginning to show today. Though…
first sakura - cherry blossom buds - April 3/2012

April 3 - Buds getting bigger!

Mixed weather today between sun, overcast and some fairly strong winds, but the buds are beginning to show signs of bright pink and even hints of white on some trees. Especially the group of trees near the soccer fields & baseball diamonds…
Close-up of newly forming cherry blossom buds - April 2/12

April 2 - Early sakura // cherry blossom buds in High Park!

Normally the Sakura only begin to show signs of blooming in late April to first week of May - but this year signs of new buds are already showing weeks ahead of schedule! There have been reports of other Sakura in downtown Toronto already in…