Every year I keep a close eye on the cherry blossom app for Brooklyn Botanical. This year was quite messy as it was still cold out in April. Then the blossoms started and so did the rain. This completely thwarted the garden’s cherry blossom festival. I finally went the following week after three straight days of rain, which was when the Japanese Garden was finishing its blossoming and the esplanade was finally starting. I have tons of shots of the Japanese Garden in full bloom and this trip was for specific images, although I wandered a lot and got a lot more than planned.
A lane down the esplanade.
The blossoms had fallen into the small creek created by the rains.
Avoiding classes became second nature as the day wore on.
Blossoms and shadows.
The trunks are always so interesting looking,
Very harsh light through the blossoms.
Into the Japanese Garden.
Blossoms in the pond.
They stand out in the background.
Cloud coverage helps simplify images.
Side lighting makes interesting patterns.
A mix of colors and types.
Walk along the paths to enjoy the blossoms.
Focus on the blossoms.
Tai Chi under the blossoms.
The esplanade in sunlight.
More shadow play.
A bench under the blossoms.
Walking along the covered path.
A pink roof.
What could be a painted view.
The blossoms have fallen.
Someone likes to eat the fallen blossoms.
Next week: Tulips, tulips, and more tulips.