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!

Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

It’s a shame that cherry blossom season does not last long, because the trees are so pretty when they are in bloom. There are two gardens near my job that have an abundance of cherry trees so for the past month I’ve been making visits to see if any flowers had started to bloom. Basically overnight the other day, the cherry trees at Clark Botanic Gardens went from barely any buds to almost at full bloom. The weather was absolutely perfect this past week to spend way too much time taking pictures of the cherry blossoms!

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Cherry blossoms at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Allium at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury, NY. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

One of my favorite parts of photography is the editing process since you sometimes discover things you didn’t realize were in the shot. Little details may not always show up in the viewfinder, like the surprise in this photo, a lady bug just hanging out on the left side of the allium. It wasn’t until I got home and opened my photos in Photoshop that I noticed the lady bug, and it just made me love the photo even more!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

The Lowline in New York City. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Who would have ever thought that there would be a dense underground forest in Manhattan? For a little more than two years The Lowline Lab project was on display in New York City’s Lower East Side. A few months ago my friend and I visited the lab and I’m counting down the days to 2021 when the project becomes a reality.

You step off a bustling city street and are transported to another world. Thanks to solar technology an urban jungle is growing without the help of any natural light. The lab is now closed, it served as a trial run to see if the technology they built could grow plants underground. The project was a success and The Lowline will be built in a historic trolley terminal on Delancey Street. For more information on the project visit The Lowline.