Posted by: David Giacalone | April 22, 2019

Stockade blossoming in 2019 (updated)

 Tuesday Update (April 23, 2019) Today was just about perfect for viewing Stockade cherry blossoms and magnolia trees (some forsythia, too), with full branches under sunny skies and puffy white clouds. There are about 40 more photos in this Slideshow, all taken April 23rd. Also, scroll down for yesterday’s posting, with photos taken April 22, 2019.

 . . front lawn of YWCA


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 . . magnolia tree and forsythia bushes in St. George’s cemetery. .


ORIGINAL POSTING (April 22, 2019)


. . above: sunset sets cherry blossoms aglow on Washington Ave.

IMG_0368-001 My return from a brief Easter trip this afternoon brought a smile to my face, as I turned from Church St. onto Union Street and saw cherry blossoms on display. My favorite shots today were taken as the sun was setting and set many blossoms aglow. I will surely be adding many more tomorrow, Tuesday April 23, 2019, as sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures should fill out the trees even more. I’ll also stroll the Stockade neighborhood for other blossoming trees and bushes. Please enjoy one of our very special weeks in the Stockade.

IMG_0302 . . . IMG_0338

Of course, we have more than cherry blossoms showing off. Magnolia trees, forsythia bushes and more will soon be on display here, too. For example (behind the Schenectady County Historical Society):


The columns of mosaic tiles below have about 40 images, from the west end of Union Street and Washington Avenue between State Street and the Mohawk River. Click on an image to see a larger version of the photograph.




FRIDAY FOLLOW-UP (April 26, 2019)

By Friday, there was a carpet of cherry blossoms along the sidewalks of Washington Avenue.

DSCF4612 . . . cherry blossom carpet


And, although the well-loved display of weeping cherry blossoms at Congregation Gates of Heaven was a bit past peak, and the skies gray, it was well worth the trip down Eastern Parkway to see and photograph the sight.


DSCF4609 Ditto for the magnolia tree alongside the Scotia Branch of the County Library. The proof is in the following Slideshow. Enjoy.


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