Posted by: David Giacalone | April 10, 2021

a promising blossom season (with updates)

IMG_3101 This afternoon (Saturday, April 10), I took my first 2021 stroll to check out the blossoms of the Stockade. The blooms will surely mature with the nurturing sun and warmth over the next week. But, it already looks like a promising blossom season, especially after our pandemic year, and with the new optimism of being Fully Immunized. Check back for a look at more of our blossoms, nearby locations, as cherry blossom (and magnolia tree) week unfolds.

  • updates below have photos taken April 11, 12, and 13

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PART II: Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cherry blossoms were surprisingly full today, and well worth a lingering visit.




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PART III: Monday, April 12, 2021 

Here are a dozen additional scenes from throughout the Stockade taken Monday, April 12. Click on an image for a larger version.

. . Don’t miss our visit on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to the wonderful array of weeping cherry blossom trees at Congregation Gates of Heaven.

PART IV: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We’ve got great magnolia trees in the Stockade. As seen in this collage.



. above: don’t forget the Scotia Library’s tree . .

IMG_3247.. and Collins Park forsythia.

. . more blossoms coming Wednesday . .

PART V: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A lovely blue sky allowed our blossoms to shine yesterday. Here are some examples:

Washington Avenue Cherry Blossoms [after strenuous efforts to avoid those ugly utility wires] – click on a tile for a larger version.

 at 10 – 16 Washington Ave. IMG_3259.

. . tulips are coming:



More Magnolia Tree images

PART VI: Sunday, April 18


20 N.Church St. – April 18

The “petal puddles” under and around our cherry trees made it clear by Sunday that peak beauty was behind us, while past-peak beauty could still charm. Here are a few examples of scenes with many blossoms down. Click on a square tile for a full, larger version of the image.

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