Posted by: David Giacalone | October 30, 2009

not just an April infatuation

cherry trees along street between 10 & 16 Washington Ave. - 25Oct09

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cherry tree in front of 16 Washington Ave., Schenectady, 25Oct09 The above scene greeted me as I was leaving my garage on Sunday morning, and I knew I had to feature Washington Avenue’s cherry trees in a new posting — to show an autumnal echo of their brief April beauty.  Below you’ll find a few shots of the cherry trees in front of 10 and 16 Washington Avenue and the lawn that separates the two buildings, here in the Schenectady Stockade.  Then, I juxtapose Washington Avenue’s cherry trees as they appeared in April with their tawny-golden display earlier this week.

cherry tree seen from the front porch of 16 Washington Ave, Schenectady Stockade - 25Oct09 ….. cherry tree near 10 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY - 25Oct09

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.sidewalk scene looking south near 16 Washington Ave. , Schenectady - 26Oct09 ..  cherry tree seen through the front door window at 16 Washington Ave. Schenectady Stockade - 26Oct09

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. comparing the seasons: Cucumber Alley street sign, Schenectady Stockade - 26Oct09

– as, always, click on a photo for a larger version, scroll over it for a description –

cherry trees looking north from the Hill House, Washington Ave., Schenectady 26Oct09 . . .

cherry tree in front of 16 Washington Ae., Schenectady - April 2009 . . . cherry tree in front of 16 Washington Ave., Schenectady - 26Oct09

cherry tree in front of Schenectady County Historical Society - 26Oct09 ______

cherry trees in front of "12" Washington Ave., Schenectady -April 2009 . . . cherry trees in front of "12" Washington Ave., Schenectady - 26Oct09

Find more Stockade cherry blossom photographs here from 2008 & here from 2009. –

cat ignoring cherry tree in front of 16 Washington Ave., Schenectady - 26Oct09 This black cat seems indifferent to our autumnal cherry tree display.  It probably has Halloween on its felonious feline mind.   I’m going to end this post with one more autumn cherry tree shot, taken October 26, 2009, in front of the Mary Hill House, next to the YWCA on Washington Ave.

cherry trees in front of the Mary Hill House, Schenecady Stockade - 26Oct09


Responses

  1. david
    I had no idea that schenectady had such beauty and architectural interest.
    Devin is captivating as are all children in your photos.
    The earlymorning pictures are my favorites…the ones before the coffee…
    love your commentary and details.
    thanks, ansel.
    K

    • Hello, Kris, Thanks for taking the time to explore my site and let an old friend know you enjoyed it.

      I’m glad you like the morning shots, but it’s still going to be an exception for me to get out at sunrise — especially without first having a large mug of strong coffee.

      You can learn more about our Stockade neighborhood here. And, click here to find the posting I did after I visited our Rochester friend John Redman’s Historic Takoma Park District.

  2. […] Just a year ago, our Washington Ave. cherry blossom trees inspired the posting “not just an April infatuation” (October 30, 2009).  We modestly suggest it is well worth another look. Possibly related […]


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