I've always wanted to see the cherry blossoms in Japan. It's a pretty iconic visual I have in my head of that one famous path along a skinny canal that's lined by a bajillion cherry trees. While I have never been to Japan during cherry blossom season, or ever for any reason at all, they're also in bloom in Toronto at High Park this week.
Strangely, in all my years of living in Toronto, this is the first time I've seen cherry blossoms in bloom at High Park. I'm headed to Kyoto and Osaka in a couple of weeks. I'm sure the cherry trees will have passed their prime by then but I've got these photos to remember this past week in my beautiful hometown.