It has been an early spring on the left coast.
The sun grows warmer each day and the return of daylight savings time signals the advance of spring and summer. Barbecues, beaches and late nights on the balcony.
These March mornings have been cold, with temperatures near freezing at sunrise. At that early hour the world is a quiet place; the air is still and the trees are full of light and colour and promise.
Vancouver's official Cherry Blossom Festival takes place beginning April 2nd. The real festival, nature's festival, is taking place right now.
Photos by Jim Murray. Copyright 2015.