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Hanami     Baseball in the park

Small confession — this is my favourite time of year. The cherry trees in the Japanese Tea Garden are in full bloom (that’s a hint for my fellow San Franciscans). A quick peak at photos tagged with "cherry blossom" reveals that much of Japan is blossoming as well. Little did I realize that there’s a Cherry Blossom Forecast, which helps when you’re planning your Hanami (outdoor party).

Photos from pink_emmie_bat, Yumi@bagdadcafe and Saw You On The Flipside. See more photos in our cherry blossom clusters or those tagged with "cherry blossom" on the world map.