First posting in 2008 Kitsilano is a happenin' place right now. It seems to be even ahead of the West End, as if that could be possible. But the Akebono (? - no visible staminodes, but no witches broom either) at the Armory has lots of open flowers. These Shirotae must be only days away from being fully open, not that I know how to judge that. [edited by wcutler 20090717: I love how I neglected to provide any information at all here - these are at Broadway and Maple, northeast corner] But another group of four Shirotae on an apartment building property on Maple at 2nd (SW corner) have buds only just beginning to colour. I have no idea what these two trees are on 6th Ave just west of Cypress. I'd guess Spire, but I didn't see anything bright pink and cup-shaped or any red-stained centres. [edited to add location - wcutler] [edited again - Douglas has identified these as 'Pandora' - wcutler] And here's a nice Whitcomb in a pocket park at 6th and Maple.