There are signs of spring everywhere, including this hill with a forsythia shrub blooming halfway up, and then there is this pond in Charleson Park along the south shore of False Creek. Then there are some early rhododendrons in bloom as well.
The photo above shows a hill on the eastern end of Granville Island and the image below looks east-northeast from near the island. You can see the dome of Science World in the distance.
The flower buds on some trees are thick and ready to open soon. Magnolia trees should be in bloom very soon.
Planters of spring flowers can be seen on Granville Island and elsewhere. Below is a view of the Armory on Burrard Street just south of the Burrard bridge. The Molson Brewery is just behind that between the Armory and False Creek.
Banners are up for the forthcoming Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Some of the first cherry trees are already in bloom in Vancouver as seen this week, a week of rainy, overcast weather. Mother Nature gave us an April Fools joke Wednesday (April 1st) with snow most of the day though it didn't stay except in higher altitudes. When taking the SkyTrain into town to work that day, I even saw a bald eagle even with the train as we entered New Westminster station. The mix of rain and snow didn't seem to be a bother. Anyway, check out the website regarding the cherry blossom festival.
The photo above shows the view from the east side of the Burrard bridge and then the images below show views on the Burrard bridge and the street itself.
I thought I'd end the post with a view looking up at one of the major hotel towers in downtown Vancouver. You can see that hotel (the Sheraton on Burrard Street at Nelson) in the photo above and a close view in the image below. I hope you've enjoyed the photos. If you live in the area, perhaps it'll bring back memories or if you don't, perhaps you might want to visit to see the Greater Vancouver area first-hand! Have a great weekend, as this one appears to be better than the last!!! With Easter next weekend, perhaps even better weather is at hand!