Sakura Watch, April 21, 2014 – more green as buds begin to grow

Sakura Watch, April 21, 2014 – more green as begin to grow and get one more step closer to an early-mid May bloom. A warm Easter weekend have helped a few more buds, especially the ones near the sportsfields. Sakura trees along the hillside and near are still being stubborn in showing more growth and green though this will be our warmest week yet – lets hope it helps!

These buds are really beginning to show signs of progress. They’re growing larger, rounder and in some case even begin to stretch out. The green and growing sizes are fantastic signs that the buds are on there way to blossom development. Its still early with at least 2-3 weeks away from a , but at least now that day seems just a little bit closer.

We’ll see how much more progress can be tracked later this week – for now enjoy the photos taken by my co-blossom-enthusiast and contributor, Sabine aka “Blossom Bean”: