Saturday, April 4, 2009

Blooming Trees


Knowing today is going to be the last warm, sunny day we have for a while, Jerry and I took a trip over to Ault Park in Cincinnati to look for the blooming cherry trees. There are supposed to be 151 of them throughout the park and they only bloom for one week, either the last week of March or the first week of April. Looked like most of them had bloomed out and were losing blossoms - standing underneath the larger trees, it was like snow falling from the sky onto the ground around you. Here are some photos I took.









There were no signs on the trees, and I know all of these are not the cherries, but they were pretty and blooming, so I took them anyway.




















8 comments:

Angela said...

These are beautiful - but what really has me salivating is that green, green grass in the background!

I don't think Spring is EVER going to get to MN! :( We have at least a foot of snow on the ground still!

debwardart said...

Must be that time of year; my husband and I took a ride today, too!
p.s. I also liked your trumpet flower and think you were a bit hasty on tossing it - next time just put it away and maybe it won't look so bad when you get it back out a few months later on!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Cool! We have NO cherries here on the desert! I love those delicate blossoms, lucky you!

Sandy Maudlin said...

WOW! The oink ones sure look like Kwanzan Cherry trees. Beautiful. The white weepers might be Snow Fountain. They're huge! A feast for the eyes for sure.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Nope. The one I thought was a Kwanzan Cherry looks like a weeper too - so it's probably 'Double Subhirtella.' No matter what they are, they are splendid.

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, Angela, I'm sorry you don't have any green grass yet - it has to come soon, right?
Deb, did you go to a park to see the blooming things?
Sandy, so they are all cherries, just different kinds? I know nothing about these blooming trees - we have them all over the neighborhood and they may be plum or cherry or apple or persimmons for all I know! Do you have these growing at your place? Have they bloomed out already?
Susan, no trees like this in the desert but then we don't have cool cactus!

Margaret Ann said...

These photos are so light and joyful! Love! :)

RHCarpenter said...

I'm glad you like them Margaret Ann. We are going to have storms, rain, thunder, lightning, possible hail, etc...and then...snow!!! What a strange turnaround!