Ken (steelbrassnwood) wrote,
Ken
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Happy Winter (?) Solstice

Yesterday's New York Times said there was a cherry tree blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Today was so warm and beautiful that I got the bike out, did a bunch of errands, then rode over to the Gardens. Sure enough, in one corner of the Japanese garden, there's a tree in full bloom, and despite what the article said, it still looks to be going strong. And in fact a second tree, in the northwest corner of the Cherry Esplanade, is also in bloom, but looks pretty weak.


Is It Spring Yet?
Is It Spring Yet?
Unfortunately not, poor confused cherry tree.
The Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden
The Music Pagoda
The Music Pagoda
With the Boathouse in the background.
Lullwater Bridge
Lullwater Bridge
Lullwater Bridge
Lullwater Bridge
Binnen Falls
Binnen Falls
The Boathouse
The Boathouse
Very thin indeed...
Very thin indeed...
The Camperdown Elm
The Camperdown Elm
The oldest tree in Brooklyn.
The Oriental Pavilion
The Oriental Pavilion
The Oriental Pavilion
The Oriental Pavilion
Recently restored with the original colors.
The Concert Grove
The Concert Grove
This nice spot once had a beautiful view of the lake, but Robert Moses fixed all that with the world's ugliest skating rink.
Beethoven
Beethoven
"And they all forgot my birthday again..."
Subway Tracks
Subway Tracks
The Q line as it comes out from under the Gardens.
Lady Liberty, Jr.
Lady Liberty, Jr.
A replica Statue Of Liberty, cast around 1900 to stand on a warehouse on 64th Street, and now stranded in the parking lot of the Brooklyn Museum.
And to all a good night
And to all a good night
Christmas decorations at Park Place and Underhill Avenue.

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