It's cherry blossom festival time, here in Vancouver. I love spring. This year spring started in February, just in time for the Winter Olympics. Oh well, the city is in bloom and it looks beautiful.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located at U.B.C., and each April they hold an Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing). This year it takes place on April 10th. Click here for more details. Last year, I took part in a traditional tea ceremony, as well. It was really lovely to watch, and so quiet and gentle.