Posted by: David Giacalone | April 28, 2013

cherry blossoms are showing off again in the Stockade

a row of cherry trees in the yard between 10 and 16 Washingotn Ave. - Schenectady NY Stockade -- 28Apr2013

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 a view of cherry blossoms on Front St. looking east from the Lawrence Circle - Schenectady NY Stockade -- 28Apr2013

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SCHS Sign seen among cherry blossoms on Washinggton Ave. - Schenectady NY Stockade -- 28Apr2013 My 220-mile drive home to see the 2013 Stockade cherry blossoms was a success, with sun and blossoms making for a beautiful display that did not disappoint, despite my high expectations each year.

a view south on the west side of Washington Ave. looking from Cucumber Alley - Schenectady NY Stockade -- 28Apr2013

.. follow-up (April 29): a gray day brings a different kind of beauty:

collage og photos of Washington Avenue cherry blossoms on a gray day - Schenectady NY Stockade - 29Apr2013

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 . . Enjoy about 50 photos of blooms — mostly cherry blossoms, but a few forsythia and magnolias, too – in the following slideshow.

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cherry blossoms on the tree in front of 17 Washington Ave. - Schenectady NY Stockade -- 28Apr2013 . . . cherry blossoms in bloom near 5 N. Ferry St. with the 1st Reform Church Steeple in the background - - Schenectady NY Stockade -- 28Apr2013

Click to see cherry blossoms from earlier this week; and also check out this collection of links to coverage of Stockade blossoms over the years here at suns along the Mohawk:

update/lowdown (May 3, 2013): beautiful in every phase: cb2013-grounded03May

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– tree in front of 16 Washingotn Ave. – May 3rd –

cb2013-Yu2 The gallery that follows repeats the slideshow photos; you can double-click on the gallery thumbnails for a larger version, and scroll over them for a description.

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