Spring Extravaganza in Hokkaido

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Shibazakura (Moss Phlox) in profusion outside the Music Box Museum, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

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All ready to be dispersed by the wind – Butterweed at Noboribetsu Date Jidai Mura, Hokkaido, Japan

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Tiny, pretty bell-like flowers – Lily of the Valley at Oyado Kiyomizu Hotel, Noboribetsu, Hokkkaido, Japan

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Daffodil with a golden heart from the genus Narcissus at Nakanoshima, Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

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Cherry blossoms at Toya Sun Palace Hotel facing Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

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A magnificent row of Sakura trees just blossoming at Toya Sun Palace Hotel’s grounds, Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

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Pretty Sakuras – Somei Yoshino variety that are nearly pure white tinged with palest pink near the stem, Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

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Shidarezakura or Weeping Cherry has branches that fall like those of the Weeping Willow bearing cascades of pink flowers at the Old Public Hall, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Forsythia an early Spring flower (Ying Chun Hua) at the Old Public Hall, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Kanzan Sakura bearing bright pink blossoms at Motomachi Park, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Eye-catching coral red Chaenomeles japonica or flowering Quince at the Greek Orthodox Church, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Sweet two-toned flowering Quince, Chaenomeles Apple Blossom at the Greek Orthodox Church, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Multi-petalled Azalea in a lovely shade of pink at the Greek Orthodox Church, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Pretty, pastel tri-toned pansy from the viola genus at the Greek Orthodox Church, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Ichiyo Cherry trees bear flowers with about 20 petals – the Motomachi Park, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Tiny Daisies spreading all over the Russian Orthodox Church grounds, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Ever so fragrant – Magnolias at the Russian Orthodox Church, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Seeds ready to take flight – Dandelion at Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Dandelion Field in Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Avenue (red) & Jan van Ness (yellow) single petalled tulips under the grouping ‘Triumph’ at Farm Tomita, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Escape tulips with their distinct yellow centres at Farm Tomita, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Lavender (Lavandula) cultivated in the Conservatory at Farm Tomita which belongs to the mint family Lamiaceae – Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Exotic & exquisite… Passiflora Constance Elliot (Passion flower) at Farm Tomita, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Spring flowering White Hyacinth that is highly fragrant, perfuming the air – Farm Tomita, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Muscari Botryoides also known as Grape Hyacinth because of the tight blooms in a raceme resembling clusters of grapes – Farm Tomita, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Fuschia Geraniums, such a burst of colour – Farm Tomita, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

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Snow Trillum with 3 white petals accompanied by 3 shorter green sepals & a group of several yellow stamens in the centre – Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, Hokkaido, Japan

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