Sunday, April 15, 2012

High Park Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)

Noah, Leila, Dan and I went to view the cherry blossoms in High Park this week. It is a beautiful, magical white wonderland that is only in bloom for one week during the Spring (occurring anywhere from the middle of April to the middle of May, depending on the weather of the previous winter). For this reason, the Japanese view them as a metaphor for life: beautiful, yet transient.  

The existence of the trees in High Park are a result of gifts from the Japanese government over the years. They are an extremely popular attraction, and  draw great crowds during the week they are in bloom. Therefore, you would be better off taking the subway to High Park station, rather than enduring the frustration of having to find a parking spot.

They are in bloom right now, so it would be wise to hurry over for a visit before you miss this beautiful phenomenon!


  1. Beautiful and transient, the metaphor of life... Thank you for sharing that short but sweet line. I'll be sure to include it in my blog =)