Images of Canberra – The Canberra Sakura

johnboy 27 August 2005 8

The Canberra Sakura is in full cry right now with stone fruit trees across the city in magnificent blossom.

In the spirit of the occasion I took a walk down, in my view, the best part of Canberra for this. So here’s what Toms Crescent in Ainslie is looking like for the next few weeks.

Blossoms on sky

Along this short, quiet street with unexceptional houses some far sighted city founders laid down an alternating pattern of fir trees and (I think) plum trees.

Looking down Toms Crescent

The rising sap of the fir trees is thick in the air, and the blossoms are heavy on their trees.

Plum Blossoms

It certainly feels like being in the middle of an enchanted forest.

road through the enchanted forest

Complete with friendly, photogenic critters.

Crimson Rosella in fir tree

The blossoms lie thick on the ground

Blossoms on road

And the best thing is that when you get to the end of the road you can turn around and walk back through it.

Coming back up the road

I do wonder if we couldn’t be marketing this to the Japanese.

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8 Responses to Images of Canberra – The Canberra Sakura
blossy blossy 6:14 am 29 Aug 05

Well I guess I can make it as good or bad as I want 😉

Kerces Kerces 9:08 pm 28 Aug 05

well is this good or bad blossy?

blossy blossy 8:07 pm 28 Aug 05

kerces, you shouldn’t have reminded me about that post! Now I’m imagining Johnboy naked again 🙂

Kerces Kerces 5:39 pm 28 Aug 05

and the rosellas aren’t naked this time…

seepi seepi 5:31 pm 28 Aug 05

They are gorgeous. I’m glad you don’t begrudge all ornamental plants for their water usage…

blossy blossy 5:30 pm 28 Aug 05

aahh, yes, hanami.. A brilliant excuse to get silly and a little tipsy under the blossoms. Lovely!

bohemianphilosophy bohemianphilosophy 12:08 pm 28 Aug 05

pwetty! After the dreadful winter (yes, anything that makes me shiver is dreadful!), this is certainly the most welcoming time of the year …..

Samuel Gordon-Stewart Samuel Gordon-Stewart 2:11 pm 27 Aug 05

I remember that my Japanese class at Ainslie Primary School (for the learning of Japanese language, not for students from Japan) had a Japanese style picnic under our very own Cherry Blossoms every year, they were always a source of excitement.

Those narrow, tree-lined, long crescents in Ainslie should really be on any pre-floriade tourist tour thingy.

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