It’s that time of the year in Vancouver. The cherry trees and magnolias are in bloom. All over the GVRD streets are lined with pink and white confections. It’s very pretty. My most favourite are the rare ornamental cherry trees that have been grafted together, so that they’re half-and-half.
Of course, all good things must come to an end. The blossoms have been out for a few weeks now, and some of them are starting to fall. Those brave souls who park on the residential streets of Vancouver have cars coated in floral confetti. In suburbia I am safe from such things, but we do see lawns and sidewalks accumulating the discarded flowers.