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Umineko cherry trees at Queen Elizabeth park

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These Umineko cherry tress  provide a nice spot for hanami picnic at the Queen Elizabeth park’s duck pond.

 

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From the top of the hill, you get a beautiful view of downtown Vancouver.

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There are lots of blossoms on the trees. Cherry petals are just starting to fall.

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Umineko means “Seagull”, possibly because the edges of the white petals are round, like the wings of a seagull.

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The centre of the Umineko cherry blossoms will turn red before they fall.

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The branches offer a mix of fresh blossoms and older blossoms with red centre.

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In late afternoon, the sun goes through the blossoms.

Visit that location in the next week to have a hanami picnic under these beautiful Umineko trees

 

To learn more about Umineko cherry trees, check out Ornamental cherries in Vancouver.

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Hanami picnic at Queen Elizabeth Park

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A lot of people were enjoying Hanami picnic under cherry trees at Queen Elizabeth park in Vancouver today.

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Akebono cherry trees are in full bloom.

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You’ll find some Akebono trees at the bottom of the parking lot, too.

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A radiant sun through cherry blossoms.

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This is what you see when you picnic under a cherry tree.

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The Akebono cherry trees at the bottom of the parking lot were popular with photographers.

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Along the many Akebono there was one Somei-Yoshino (recognizable by the beautiful trunk, which is not grafted) is the flowering cherry made famous in Japan for cherry blossom vewing (Hanami) festivals, as stated in  Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver, Douglas Justice.

Come visit the cherry trees at Queen Elizabeth Park as soon as possible. The petals are already falling!