High Park Cherry Blossoms

2017 High Park Cherry Blossoms

On Friday, I biked to High Park to check out the cherry blossoms. Afterall, they didn't bloom at all last year. Many buds hadn't bloomed yet, so I figured it was still a few days away from peak bloom.

With rain in the forecast tomorrow, I determined today would be the day. I biked over and can confirm that this is the ideal day to check out the cherry blossoms at High Park. But if you do, don't try and drive into the park. You'll just loop around at 1km/h and wish you had biked or walked in.

Here are photos I took at lunch today.

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The High Park Cherry Blossoms Refuse to Bloom

On this date last year, I rode my bike to High Park and snapped some great photos of the annual Sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom. Here's a taste of what I witnessed.

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Just yesterday, I rode to High Park to see if there were any signs of this year's peak bloom. The only signs were the literal signs they had erected the previous week.

Pictures of the 2015 High Park Cherry Blossoms

Sadly, the sign people were too optimistic. The Sakura Watch blog is reporting today that there will be no peak bloom to view in High Park in 2016.

Yes I did see the first blossom today, however when I say ‘blossom’, its literally meant as in a single blossom, as in 1 lonely blossom on a tree filled with buds going to leaf. Looking throughout the park all I found was 1 tree with only 1 blossom. The consolation was seeing a small group of blossoms on the trunk of a nearby sakura tree. But unfortunately, every other cherry blossom tree in the park is going straight to leaf.

This photo I took in 2008 will have to keep me in stead. Until next year, that is.

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Pictures of the 2015 High Park Cherry Blossoms

I just rode my bike to High Park to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. I make the pilgrimage annually to shoot the Somei-Yoshino cherry trees, and here are a few of my favourite pics from this year.

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Pictures of the 2015 High Park Cherry Blossoms

Pictures of the 2015 High Park Cherry Blossoms

And here's something they've never had before.

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Cherry Blossoms in High Park Delayed

cherry blossomsIn the past, I've written often about the Sakura / Cherry Blossom trees in High Park. Often they've already come and gone by this time, but this year they're delayed by that long, cold winter. Experts predict they won't bloom until mid-May or even later.

If you want regular updates, I recommend this site from an enthusiast who visits High Park far more often than I do these days. We've likely got another three weeks before you can take pictures like these.

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2012 High Park Cherry Blossom Update

calendarLast May I was literally yelling at the High Park cherry blossoms for being late. This year, it seems they're way ahead of schedule.

The two weeks of summer we enjoyed in March really sped things along, and now the High Park Nature Centre is reporting we're only 4-6 warm days away from full bloomage. So get your camera ready so you can take pics like these.

If you're wondering where the best place is to snap pictures of the High Park cherry blossoms, here's my favourite place.

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Pictures of the High Park Cherry Blossoms (2011 Edition)

cherry blossomsI made my annual pilgrimage yesterday to High Park to take pictures of the Somei-Yoshino cherry trees. The window of bloomage for these cherry blossoms is pretty small, so if you want to get your shots I wouldn't wait too long. Today would be perfect.

Here are a few of my favourite pictures of the High Park cherry blossoms, followed by a slideshow of all my shots. Enjoy nature's fireworks.

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If you're hungry for more, check out my new High Park cherry blossoms category page.

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Yet Another High Park Cherry Blossom Update For Y'all

calendarI was in High Park this afternoon, and snapped a couple of pics of the cherry blossoms. As you'll see below, they're starting to open. They should be in full bloom by Sunday.

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Ideally, they'll be ready for their close up on Saturday when I'd like to take some shots, but it's gonna be close...

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Dear High Park Cherry Blossoms: You're Late!

calendarWhy do I feel like the official High Park cherry blossom apologist? Yes, they're late. Compared to the last few years, they're super late. Here it is May 2nd and the High Park cherry blossoms have yet to bloom.

I was in High Park this afternoon, to check on the buds. They're starting to open, but they still need another 4-6 days before peak bloom. I'm hoping this weekend will be the ideal time to take photos of nature's fireworks.

Here are two pictures of our budding cherry blossoms, taken this evening by yours truly.

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I'll be back in High Park Wednesday night, so I'll let you know when the cherry blossoms are ready for their closeups.

When it's time, here's your guide to finding High Park's best cherry blossoms.

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Cherry Blossoms in High Park: A Bloomin' Update

calendarFor those of you wondering when the High Park cherry blossoms will be in full bloom, I have an update.

I just got home from High Park. The blossoms are still buds, only now thinking about actually opening. Once they open, we have 4-6 days before peak bloom. So don't even thinking about getting great shots this weekend.

Here are two pictures of our budding cherry blossoms, taken this evening by yours truly.

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Based on my son's Little League schedule, I'll be spending a lot of time in High Park, so I'll let you know when the cherry blossoms are ready for their closeups.

When it's time, here's your guide to finding High Park's best cherry blossoms.

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High Park Cherry Blossom Map

picturesThe cherry blossoms in High Park are in full effect. Before you grab your camera and make the trip to snap great shots like these, I can help you plan your day.

I know High Park very well, so I can tell you where you'll find the best Somei-Yoshino cherry trees. Take Cherry Hill down from West Road to Grenadier Pond and you'll find this.

You can thank me later. Here's where those kick ass cherry blossoms are on the map.

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