Monday, March 26, 2012

spring is sprung

More than a month early, the famous cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park are in bloom. The park in Newark was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park and there are more of these beautiful trees in Newark than in Washington, D.C.  I had not been there since I was a child and had forgotten how magnificent these blossoms are.

The scheduled festival will supposedly go on in mid-April,despite the fact that the trees will probably no longer look like this by the time they get to it.





6 comments:

deanna7trees said...

gorgeous.

Mostly Turquoise said...

What joy this must be after winter!

Diane Wright said...

Really gorgeous. A delight every spring...and this time early.

HollyM said...

How beautiful. It must be wonderful to see it for real.

KAM said...

Rayna thank you for posting these wonderful springtime blossom photos; here in the Rockies the blossoms are still held within the bud---your photos brought a springtime happy feeling as I observe this warm sunshine day and know that soon we will have blossoms here - the sun shines warm and bright today.
Kristin

TheaM said...

wow, Rayna, I had no idea that park was there! I'm always looking for day trips around Phillie - Thank you!!!