Sakura Watch, April 24, 2013 - Buds grow bigger, closer to bloom

Sakura Watch, April 24, 2013 - Buds grow bigger, closer to bloom and are even beginning to demonstrate signs of moving into the next stage towards blooming. The telltale signs include the buds that seem to stretch out and have sharp dark pink tips, such as the image below:

It's still possible that by this weekend we may start to see a few early blooms begin, but the real bloom will most likely have to wait until early May. The trees near the soccer fields (closest to the Bloor Street entrance) usually start to bloom earliest, and a few trees down the Hillside path towards Grenadier Pond. The blooms are getting closer - here are some more photos were taken this evening.