Sakura Watch, April 17, 2014 - little green as buds remain closed

Sakura Watch, April 17, 2014 - little green as buds remain closed after what is hopefully the last blast of winter this past week. Warmer temperatures and more spring-like conditions over the next couple weeks should hopefully propel the Sakura // Cherry Blossom trees to finally begin moving into the next stages of blossom development. With the buds remaining closed tight, there is a great chance they have survived the harsh cold this year. Here are some photos that were taken late yesterday in the park:

A few more have begun to show some more green as well; however, it is still only a handful. We're hoping that next week, after the Easter long weekend, there will be better news to report - in the meantime wishing everyone a Happy Easter.