Sakura Watch March 14, 2018 - we see snow and buds
Sakura Watch, March 16, 2018 - we see snow and buds as winter won't yet give up its grip. Sorry for the delay in posting this update, however, if you have been following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you would have seen this video update posted a couple days ago. Currently, I am having some hosting issues that are preventing from displaying correctly and hope to have it resolved soon. In the meantime, watch my latest video update YouTube video update as shown above.
Snow and cold are still around for now
During this visit earlier this past week, I caught some excellent footage as a brief snowfall came down throughout the park. The buds are still in the first stage of development and are with the delicate blossoms safe inside their protective buds, should be more than capable of fending off the elements. Overall there is little change since last week. The buds continue to appear well formed and healthy. View a few photos below:
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Weather remains the factor
The colder weather seems to be in the forecast throughout March, which may slow down the buds from opening until much later in April. But the weather proves to be unpredictable so it will take more visits to see exactly when the next stages of bud development will start and help to predict blooming dates better.
Thank you for visiting and watch for the next update soon!