Wanted to see Akebono's child, Afterglow, so ventured onto Balaclava between 5th and 6th yesterday. It's a great comparison with the Akebonos on the east side and Afterglows on the west although there is one lone Afterglow on the east. It was also a great place to experience rain, hail and thunder in an unusual storm for Vancouver. seems that the Akebono trees are a few days further advanced but that may indeed be simply because they have more sun than the Afterglows. I hope the pictures will show the differences and similarities.