I can quite honestly say that there is nowhere else in the World that I’d rather be in the early Spring than where I call home in the Southern part of Canada’s West Coast (Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Victoria and Vancouver Island).
I love that the warm weather and sunshine comes early in the season, yet you can still find snow and winter fun on the mountains. Just this morning I was invited for a weekend snowshoe.
But most of all, I love the cherry blossoms …
Especially when the cherry blossom blizzards hit, leaving the ground covered in cherry blossom snow.
I’m definitely not alone in this love. It is even celebrated every spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. I think this, along with Victoria’s Flower Count, is our way of taunting our gorgeous flowers on the rest of the country, when they usually still have snow.
You can catch Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival yearly in April . Find out about the many events it offers here ~ vcbf.ca.
Oh, Emme, I want to come for a visit!!! How is it I’ve never been to Canada? Hmmm… note to self “just go”!
Good note to self Edwina!
Yep, I know all about the spring flower taunting, with most of my family still in Victoria and me in New England:). It’s h same every year. The spring is when I feel my nostalgia for southern BC most acutely… Sigh… But who has the last laugh this year? Boston’s at the beach while Victoria’s got snow! Haha!
Must say, I use to love that taunting when I was in Victoria.
Found this post interesting! I’ll be pinning this on pinterest today!
Thanks for the heads up. All we hear about are the DC and Japan Cherry Blossom festivals.
Happy to Lane.
Nice pics, Emme. Reminds me that it’s been too long since I’ve been up that way.
Wonderful pictures. I now understand why you don’t want to be anywhere else at the moment.
Beautiful! I will miss Vancouver’s cherry blossoms this year – they are so gorgeous ~
Sadly I too missed them this year Lisa.
I love Spring and flowerrs blooming! It looks like the nature i s awakening after a long winter! The pics of the pink flowers is the one I prefer!
Those are cherry blossoms Francy. A favourite tree of mine.