Cherry blossoms dating
The samurai of feudal Japan lived by a strict moral code of honor not only in life, but in death as well—it was their duty to simultaneously realize the inevitably to death, and release any fear of it.Their lives, marked by battle and conflict, were often cut short, and the fallen cherry blossom became the symbol of that short life.
Images of these blossoms pervade Japanese imagery, appearing in everything from film to paintings to poetry and literature.During World War II, the cherry blossom became similarly associated with Japanese kamikaze pilots, who decorated their fighter aircraft with images of the flower before going on their suicide missions, dying “like beautiful falling cherry petals for the emperor,” as Japanese soldiers were once told during the Meiji period.Today, the cherry blossom is no longer used for military purposes, and has, instead, become part of a philosophical tradition that has spread out from Japan and now appears in many different countries. All the 'Kenora' dahlias are from Washington, as are the 'Camano' and the 'Fidalgo' dahlias.A few of them have become household names, at least to gardeners.Enjoy this sexy set of her outside as she strips and has fun doing naked handstands.
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The flowering of the Sakura trees is spectacular, but peak bloom (typically in late April to early May, depending on the weather) only lasts about a week, so keep updated on the progress of the blooms by visiting this page or following us on Facebook or Twitter!
There is a flower that opens for only a handful of days each year.
Trees in other locations are still holding blossoms but are a bit past their prime.
If you are coming to the park to see blossoms in the next few days, we recommend visiting the grove of cherry trees near the Adventure Playground / High Park Zoo parking lot or the trees along the shore of Grenadier Pond, closest to the wooden dock and maple leaf garden.
May 2 UPDATE: Cherry blossom season has almost come to an end for 2017.