Serendipity: The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.Oxford Dictionary
In other words, a happy accident.
That is how I would describe our Sunday morning walk through High Park.
We visited High Park this morning hoping to see at least a couple cherry blossoms in bloom. As of noon, the buds are still in stage 5 – very, very close to blossoming. With all the rainy and cloudy weather we’ve been having, it’s not surprising that the buds haven’t blossomed yet.
Instead, we decided to take a walk by the pond and explore the other parts of the park, and came across some great wildlife photo opportunities!
We didn’t see any cherry blossoms, but we did see a beaver, cormorants, woodpeckers, chipmunks, a toad, ducks, geese, swans, and more! Hence why I mentioned earlier that I would describe our visit as serendipitous.
High Park gets a lot of buzz each year during this time, with people flocking into the area hoping to get a glimpse of the cherry blossom trees at peak bloom. But there’s so much to see and explore year-round, from wildlife and hiking trails to gardens and the zoo. You can even feed the llamas on weekends between 11:30AM – 2:00PM!