Posted by: David Giacalone | April 25, 2009

cherry blossoms return to the Stockade (magnolias, too)

cherryb09-16washmacro Cherry blossoms have been emerging this past week in the Schenectady Stockade, especially along Washington Avenue.  Here are a few photos:


– – April 23, 2009, Washington Avenue, looking north from the YWCA.


April 23, 2009, Washington Ave., looking southward from near Front. St.

15 Washington Ave., at Front St.  cherryb09-washsign


cherryb09-windy wind-blown blossoms in front of 26 Washington Ave.


27 Washington Ave. (April 22, 2009)


No. Church St. at Front St.

update (April 27, 2009): Impermanence indeed (and see simply senryu):


For more, you can find photos at f/k/a of the 2008 cherry blossoms along Washington Avenue, in the Schenectady Stockade Historic District, and at Congregation Gates of Heaven, at 852 Ashmore Ave.

scotiamagnoliabranch In the mood for magnolias instead?  Right across the Mohawk River, we found a lovely tree in bloom outside the Scotia Branch of the Schenectady County Library, on Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2009.


afterwards (Apri. 28, 2009): a mere three days later:


. . . and:


. . . (update, April 27): back in the Stockade, the glorious tree at 26 Front St. is showing off again:


p.s. Need a Stockade sunset?  Here’s a view from the Pump House along the Mohawk, in Riverside Park, on April 23, 2009:


. . . . and, a rather unique sunset shot taken on April 22, 2009, from the deadend on Washington Ave., at the Mohawk River:



  1. […] here for views of the 2008 Washington Ave. Stockade cherry blossoms, and here for the 2009 Stockade cherry […]

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