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Happy 1st of May

The weather has been warm the last two weeks. I think it is the first time the cherry is in bloom this early. This is the 5th spring I am photographing this tree, my favorite cherry tree. It looked a bit smaller this time. My husband noticed one branch is gone. Maybe because of heavy snow. It almost looked like the apple would bloom extra early too. But, there has been a change in the weather. The temperature dropped from plus 20 Celsius daytime to about 10. Also we have had some night frost.

Hanami 2017

The Hanami Festival in the cherry park in Roihuvuori was planned to take place last Sunday, May 14. For some reason the arrangers of the event decided to changed it to a week later on May 21, today. That was a good move because had it taken place last Sunday the cherry trees had not been in bloom. Now was the most perfect day for the event. Warm, blue skies, beautiful cherry blossom and, oh my goodness, thousands of visitors. More than ever before.

Cherry Blossom

Last spring we visited the Cherry Tree Park in Roihuvuori where are about 150 trees. I’m not sure about the number of threes as I have found different numbers but there are many. Next Sunday there is held and event Hanami festival. We probably will go there.

Today I saw the most wonderful cherry tree in Konala not far away from us. Compared to this one the ones in the park in Roihuvuori still are babies. They need many more years to grow this size.Cherry Blossom IMG_0947CCCherry Blossom IMG_0940CC

The two above pictures were shot in the morning about 9 am and the three below in the afternoon at about 3:30 pm.

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