N is for Newark’s Cherry Blossoms #AtoZChallenge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Newark, New Jersey? The airport, maybe? It probably isn’t the home of the nation’s largest collection of cherry blossoms, and yet that can be found in good old Newark. Branch Brook Park, listed on both the New Jersey (1980) and National (1981) … Continue reading “N is for Newark’s Cherry Blossoms #AtoZChallenge”

C is for Cherry Blossoms Opening #AtoZChallenge

The flowering trees are beginning to open in my neighborhood. One of my favorite times of year. This cherry tree is always one of the first to bloom. Except I’ve just been doing a little research, and it might not be a cherry tree after all. I think it’s actually a plum tree called, confusingly, … Continue reading “C is for Cherry Blossoms Opening #AtoZChallenge”

Fluffy Cherry Blossoms

These cherry blossoms look like the perfect pillow for a fairy. At least I think they are cherry blossoms. I got a tree field guide from the library to aid in my quest to identify the many flowering trees that I see, but that isn’t as straightforward as I thought. At first you see the … Continue reading “Fluffy Cherry Blossoms”

Cherry Abundance

Say what you want about the weather this spring, (it’s been bat-shit crazy!), it produced some excellent cherries. This was only my second year picking my own, and everyone at the orchard said what a terrific crop it was. Last year there were no sour cherries and a limited amount of sweet ones. This year the … Continue reading “Cherry Abundance”

F is for Flowers Freezing #AtoZChallenge

We had a warm streak in early March that lasted long enough to trick the early flowering trees into blossoming. Too soon, little flowers, too soon. The snow stuck around for a day or two, followed soon by another storm with much colder temperatures and more snow. Finally, a month after this photo was taken, … Continue reading “F is for Flowers Freezing #AtoZChallenge”

Thank you!

I got a note from WordPress today that says it’s my two-year blogging anniversary today. I want to say THANK YOU to all who read and follow this blog! I love hearing from you, and I think it’s cool when I’ve posted something that you think is interesting enough to discuss 🙂 Thanks for stopping … Continue reading “Thank you!”

C is for Colors of Spring

Spring is finally bringing some color back into the world. It’s lovely. These cherry trees (Prunus x incamp ‘Okame’ cherry) were not only nice to look at, but had a beautiful sound as well. They were humming. Filled with bees. As one of the first trees to open in this particular park, it was the … Continue reading “C is for Colors of Spring”

Pink or Magenta Flowers: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

For Cee’s photo challenge of pink or magenta flowers, here are some of mine. I saw these pink mums this fall and it was the first time I had seen them in this shade of pink. A similar thing happened recently with these hyacinths. I had never seen them in this pale pink before and … Continue reading “Pink or Magenta Flowers: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge”