she resets the printer
…… by dagosan
All it took was the arrival of our cherry blossoms.
of a bee’s behind—
. . . . . . by Laryalee Fraser
As you can see, the Washington Avenue cherry-blossom trees are rather young, but they already make a big splash and promise much more as the years go by. Here are a couple photos I took this afternoon; you’ll find a few more below the fold.
Washington Ave. looking northward from Union St. (larger)
a few cherry blossoms
float to earth
we meet under
the cherry tree
. . . . by w.f. owen
This tree stands in front of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 32 Washington Ave.
the tug tug tug
of baby’s hand
a bent back sweeps
. . . . . by roberta beary
update (April 24, 2008): Many thanks to our venerable (well, old) and very popular local morning radio personality Don Weeks, for posting a few of these f/k/a photos at his 810WGY webpage. See “Cherry Blossoms in Schenectady” 810WGY.com, April 24, 2008)
This pair fronts a lot (with gazebo) next to the Historical Society, with a riverside view.
Here’s a lovely little tree that I can see from my bedroom window:
impermanence update (April 26, 2008): a mere five days later, the heat and wind hurried along the inevitable loss of the blossoms on this same tree and all the others on Washington Ave. (click for a larger version):
more blossoms at the curb
than on the tree
……… by dagosan
Two of Washington Ave.’s three short blocks — from Union St. to the dead end at the Mohawk River — have cherry blossom trees planted on both sides of the narrow street. Some day, like in Kenwood down in Bethesda, MD, the trees should make a lovely cherry blossom canopy over Washington Ave.
(larger; Wash. Ave at Union St.)
a week’s worth
of cherry blossoms –
pink puddles everywhere
………… by dagosan
perennial update: See “cherry blossoms return to the Stockade” (April 25, 2009), at suns along the Mohawk.
Heavenly Bonus (April 24, 2008): Schenectady’s most impressive, mature display of cherry blossoms can be found at Congregation Gates of Heaven, at 852 Ashmore Ave. [corner of Eastern Parkway]. Its 16th Annual Cherry Blossom Crafts Festival, takes place Sunday, April 27, 2008 (10 AM to 3 PM). Here are two photos I took this afternoon (click on each picture for an enlarged version).
p.s. We’ve got magnolias, too, in the Stockade this week. This photo was taken April 22, 2008. The tree is located at 26 Front St., the birthplace of Schenectady’s first mayor (and later a Governor of New York State), Joseph C. Yates. (see the full-sized photo here)
– – and don’t forget the tulips! A lot of Stockade residents look forward to the tulip display lining the sidewalk entryway to First Reformed Church (at Union and N. Church Sts.). This picture taken today (April 24, 2008) shows you why [click it for a larger version]:
follow-up (May 3, 2008): Our Stockade cherry blossoms are already gone, but there are many Redbud trees beautifying the neighborhood this week. Many of the larger Redbud trees are in backyards and worth seeking out. I took this photo on May 1, 2008, on N. Church St.; its at the back of our lovely First Reformed Church (click on it for a larger version).
another update (May 8, 2008): The First Reformed tulips are gone, but there are lots more in the Stockade. See our post “tulips-R-Us today.”