Tuesday Tulips

Tulips at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Apparently May showers bring June flowers because we are getting more rain in May than we had in April! Tulips look so pretty in the rain, so even if I have to dodge some showers, it is worth it to capture the raindrops on the flower.

Tulips at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Tulips at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Blossoms, blossoms and more blossoms

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

As the blossom season unfortunately comes to an end for cherry and crabapple trees, I wanted to share some early blooming crabapple trees that I caught at Planting Fields Arboretum a few weeks ago. With the light rain and cloudy skies I basically had the garden all to myself to capture the pretty pink and white flowers.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Crabapple tree at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Underneath the Cherry Trees

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Does cherry blossom season really have to end? For some reason I only go to Planting Fields Arboretum in the winter when I need a dose of flowers in the camellia greenhouse, but I decided the other day to actually visit the grounds in the spring, and it did not disappoint. There were so many different varieties of cherry trees to see, I had no problem staying there all day to photograph. The weeping cherry tree is my new favorite variety, they are as pretty as they are dramatic.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

As quickly as the cherry blossoms bloom, they disappear which is upsetting since they are so pretty. One of my favorite spots to photograph cherry blossoms is at the Nassau County Museum of Art which I frequent often since I work across the street. The other day when I visited to see if the magnolia trees had bloomed yet, it was sad to see all the cherry trees bare when a few days ago the blossoms were a sight to see.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Clark Botanic Gardens in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

There is something about benches mixed in among the trees and bushes at gardens and parks that I just love. I feel like I could just sit on that bench all day with a good book, a cup of ice coffee and just read and listen to the sounds all around. Happy Earth Day, go enjoy nature!