Sakura Hanami welcomes spring in Toronto’s High Park

Spring arrives with a flourish in High Park with the centuries-old Japanese tradition of Sakura Hanami or cherry blossom flower viewing. The Japanese flowering cherry trees form the back-drop (and over-hang) of what can just as easily be a social or a meditative experience. What had begun as an afternoon outing with a friend, (only to discover that I had forgotten to pack my camera!), ended with this return trip in the evening and a stroll by Grenadier Pond closer to the approach of dusk.

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