April was getting on and the trees weren’t blooming, so I got a little worried that cherry blossom season would be a no-show in NYC this year. I took a day to go walk through Central Park to see just what was blooming in the middle of April. Sadly, I hadn’t really checked the weather other than to see it wouldn’t rain. It was freezing out, but I’m stubborn and still took a roughly 4.5 mile walk around the park. Here are some of the highlights.
Starting off down by the Gapstow, where we have some trees saying goodbye to winter.
A family sits out on the rocks looking for ducks.
Some color from the flowers.
Some cherry blossoms by the Lake.
So much not in bloom.
A few blooms in Bethesda Terrace.
Frame work with blooms.
The willows are slowly getting in gear.
Alice in springtime.
Look up at the sun through the magnolias.
I had to sit for a bit in the shade of the tree.
Of course the best blooms were fenced off due to the restoration/cleaning of the obelisk.
We’ve stumbled onto a music video shoot. Nice location.
These are all in pre-bloom.
Shading the path.
The cherry trees have weird trunks.
Showing off the early blooms.
A plaque for the area.
A closer view so everyone can read it.
Not a lot of joggers out, despite the sun, it’s freezing.
Next week: We’re going to return to the b&w shots as I finally did go to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for the cherry blossoms, but I have a busy week and they probably won’t be ready for posting in time. Patience is a virtue.