April in Paris?

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High Park attracts hordes of mostly asian Torontonians in April to admire the Sakura cherry blossoms.

The blossoms last for about a week. Toronto's climate is about as cold as the Sakura trees can tolerate.

The park was flooded with photographers when I visited. Good thing that I came on bike-no parking!

This photo placed 3rd in CFP (Romanian contest) in April 2014.

The first Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Trees was planted here in 1959 and it was present from the citizens of Tokyo. Subsequent planting was done in 1984 and 2001.

Cherry blossoms and leaves are actually edible! They are used in Japan to bring out flavour in traditional confectioneries and buns. They are also drank in place of green tea at special events and festivities.

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Comments (112)

M. blakelylaw on August 31, 2012

This is too great a photo to leave out of the Municipal Parks Group. Please consider adding it & your other High Park photos as well. Thanks.

Tomros on August 31, 2012

Thanks Blake. I do not use the groups much. I am only in 6. I really do not see any advantage, except a clever tool for Google to package a group of photos for commercial use.

Sunriser © on October 1, 2012

Good photo!


Best wishes from Brazil!

LILmarcy83 on November 27, 2012

romantic :) like Follow me on Facebook

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on November 28, 2012

Very romantic scene! Excellent subject--like 99--AnaM

kostas papantoniou-V… on February 10, 2013

At least spring will come again soon..Nice. Greetings

jades1111 on November 3, 2013

Draußen ist Herbst... (da locken auf dem Bild die Blüten...) prima Bild LIKE und beste Grüße

vterezia on April 7, 2014

Thanks Tomros for your participation in CFP contest APRIL. Do not forget to vote using Rob’s voting machine , greetings vterezia moderator*________Fav/Like*

Tomros on April 9, 2014

thanks, this year it will probably bloom in June instead of April...

vterezia on April 22, 2014

Congratulations Tomros!!!!!!!vterezia ,moderator CFP luna aprilie 2014

Tomros on April 22, 2014

Thanks, I was quite happy with my 3rd placing, with so many wonderful photos!

Still no blooms on these trees!

정인우 on July 24, 2015

Fantastic !

Amazing , really nice ...

I have the greatest respect for you !!!

Many good wishes to you for a happy life!

Happy dreams for a Happy smile tomorrow ! ! !

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  • Uploaded on May 19, 2012
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/04/13 16:05:15
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