Somei-Yoshino Sakura Blossom Festival at Toronto’s High Park


Last year I went in the evening. Today I went at dawn. I learned the other day that the cherry trees in High Park—2,000 Somei-Yoshino Sakuras, a gift from Tokyo bestowed by the Japanese ambassador in 1959, were hitting their peak Saturday. The blossoms only last about a week, usually in late April or early May. This year’s mild weather means they’ve come out early.
Enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Somei-Yoshino Sakura Blossom Festival at Toronto’s High Park

  1. I drove through High Park late yesterday afternoon after visiting Marg Porteous. The park was crowded with so many people admiring the blossoms.They were indeed beautiful.

  2. Kenn,

    This is Barbara. You were on my Facebook for awhile but I deleted my account. I know you know a lot of people so to refresh you memory I am this Barbara.
    https://myjourneywithaids.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/a-facebook-friend-writes-please-tell-the-story-behind-this-picture/

    Anyway, I also once sent you a comment apologizing for my previous judgemental beliefs regarding homosexuality. I hope you remember because this will make no sense if you don’t. I finally got up the courage to tell my side of the story about my judgements and beliefs and though I do not mention your blog (for your privacy) the post is very much about you. When I originally sent you the note I did not tell you just how much you changed my life. I finally got around to posting about it. I am blogging at a different blog now and I would like you to stop by and read the post as I have dedicated it to you. My only regret is I did not have the courage to write it all out a long time ago. Sometimes the journey is long.

    http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4157962242589649398#editor/target=post;postID=2959523924588411046

    1. Barbara, I am very moved by this. Please feel free to mention my blog and its address,too (or I will when I am almost certain to comment!) 😉 I can’t tell you how this has touched me. Thank you!

  3. Oh, one more thing. I do not expect you to comment on my blog. If you want to that is great but I just wanted to tell my story how blogging changed my life. x0

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