Sakura Watch, May 16, 2014 - After rain fewer blossoms left to see for the long weekend

Sakura Watch, May 16, 2014 - After rain fewer blossoms left to see for the long weekend throughout the park. There was less than average volume of blossoms this year during peak bloom that only started just a few days ago and the heavy rains yesterday have knocked down many more of the bloom.

This long weekend will be the last chance to see the blooms before more rains are expected on Monday/Tuesday. Here is a breakdown of the cherry blossom bloom left to view:

Best volume of cherry blossoms to view:

Tress around along the short path between the playground and the zoo are currently the fullest blossom trees in the park this year. An extra bonus is there are two trees along the end of the path that have almost no leaves (see the photo above in the gallery) and is the closest to what we would usually expect to see throughout the rest of the trees in a good year.

Good volume of cherry blossoms to view:

Some trees that are still good to view the remaining blossoms by Hillside Gardens. The trees have nice groups of flowers here and there, and also the small trees allow you to get nice and close. The trees that line along Grenadier Pond are especially good in blossom volume including my favourite pair of sakura between the willows overlooking the pond.

Few to little volume of cherry blossoms to view:

There are very few flowers to view in the trees by the sports fields. You can spot a few nice blossoms to shoot in these trees, and there are even some low branches for close-ups.

I wish everyone a fun-filled long weekend and hope if you do visit the park that is an enjoyable visit!