Cherries in Seattle, WA

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  1. Willard

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    Here is a website for a live webcam of the Quad at University of Washington, Seattle.
    Watch the 'Somei-yoshino' in real time.
    Edited by wcutler - look farther down in this thread for the current year's link.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Isn't that a funny idea? It's like watching eagles sitting on their eggs, but a lot less activity.
    I guess it was easier to mount and post the video camera than to take a photo once a day.
     
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    20170331 UWQuad Somei-yoshino Willard_0069 2.jpg

    'Somei-yoshino' in peak bloom at University of Washington Quad today. Worth the trip!
     
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    The 'Somei-yoshino' at the Quad at UW certainly do please the crowd. Great joy!
     
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    'SnowGoose' starting to bloom at the Arboretum, March 31, 2017.
     
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    Here is this year's live webcam at the University of Washington Quad overlooking the 'Somei-yoshino'. Watch them bloom.


     
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    Wow, that is very cool.
     
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    Well this is not a timely posting, but better later than never.
    Wendy Cutler and I travelled to Seattle to view the renowned 90-year old 'Somei-yoshino' at the University of Washington Quad on March 29, 2018. Biggest surprise of the day was the 'Choshu-zakura' at the Suzzallo Library.

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    Micro Cherry Scouting.
     
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    Oh yes, there were 'Somei-yoshino' to be enjoyed on March 29, 2018 at the University of Washington Quad, too.

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    @Willard sent me this year's (2019) update for the U of W cherries, which I have posted elsewhere, but in case you're looking here, a more appropriate location, here it is. Re: the U. of Washington trees in Seattle. They are 'Somei-yoshino', slightly earlier bloomers than 'Akebono', and it is slightly warmer there than here, so I was surprised to read that they are only 25% open and are expect to be in bloom this weekend [March 30, 2019], which is what I think is the case for our Burrard Station trees.

    Iconic UW cherry blossoms expected to fully bloom this weekend!
    and the webcam:
     
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    2021 Webcam of University of Washington Quad 'Somei-yoshino'.

    Wait and watch for peak bloom.


     
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    I don't know how to judge the percent open, but it looks like 5% to me, maybe 10%, for the Seattle 'Somei-yoshino' trees on March 24. I'm surprised the West End tree I posted yesterday is fully open ahead of the Seattle trees. I don't think this cultivar is open in other neighbourhoods here though.
     
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    ‘Somei-yoshino’ on UW Quad are looking good, even in the rain.
    Not many people there.....yet.
     
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    Thanks to @Willard for reminding me to set a reminder to look at the 'Somei-yoshino' on the U. of Washington webcam. I kept remembering it at night, but I have just looked. It's spectacular. The link is in posting 16. Actually, what I'm seeing in the posting now is the current picture. Hmm - it's the current video still running. I have no idea what you get to see before you click it.
     
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    Being an old Dawg alum & fan (Go Huskies!) the U W quad cam is great

    And the thesis posted about the history of the trees is well worth reading (wcutler post above, earlier)

    In case a reader is low on battery &/or data - I took a screen shot of the cam today approx 5pm PDT and attached to this post so you can see a wee sample

    Magical!
     

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