Thursday, April 7, 2016

Photo Friday Finds

1. Starts with O
2. Week's Favorite
3. Spring or Fall

The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.

Starts with O - Outside this week we had snow!! Really it is April! So I was up in the club at our condo and snapped this photo overlooking Lake Ontario.

Week's Favourite - I was playing around with the mirror option in Picmonkey and came up with this. It is a sign for the city of Tlaquepaque in Mexico.

Spring or Fall - well it is more like winter here at the moment. I was anticipating the cherry blossoms appearing in early April, but not sure now. So I am posting a photo from a couple of years ago hoping it might make me feel more springlike.

On April 1, 1959, Japanese ambassador to Canada, Toru-Hagiwara, presented 2000 Japanese Somei-Yoshino Sakura the on behalf of the citizens of Tokyo, Japan as a gift to the citizens of Toronto for their support of Japanese-Canadian refugees after the Second World War. Many of the trees were planted along High Park Trail and around Grenadier Pond which to this day stands as the most impressive grove of sakura // cherry blossom trees in the park and city.

The blossoms attract thousands of visitors, this photo was taken on a weekday!!!

There are 30 trees on Toronto Island and attracts far less people.


  1. Beautiful blossoms. Who knows when they'll be around this year.

  2. Oh I love that mirror image of the sign. I remember seeing the sign in an earlier photo, but the mirror image effect is perfect for it.

    We had a dusting of snow too -- and no blossoms yet on the trees. But they are budded and will burst open soon.

  3. It's very chilly here too, we're a couple of hours east of Toronto. Hopefully next week will be better.

  4. our spring sure is slow in coming

  5. Cherry blossoms are so beautiful. It is almost SUMMER here in Montana. The weather is so crazy. We hit 85° the other day. I hope you warm up soon

  6. We've had a cold week too. Hope you are feeling more spring-like by now. The cherry blossoms are beautiful! I saw Picmonkey had added the mirror feature, but I haven't tried it yet. I love what you came up with. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Have a great new week!


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