Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Within a week, all of the flowering trees have sprung to life and it is hard to keep up and photograph them. I also got chased away by geese at one of my favorite spots, so I have been a little hesitant to return since I am afraid of them. When about…

Eagerly Awaiting Spring

I know it is technically spring according to the calendar, but the weather lately has been anything but spring-like. With the possibility of snow again this week, I am looking forward to the days when snow is not in the forecast in April and the cherry trees actually start to bloom on Long Island. Last…

Hello Spring

The calendar says it is officially spring, but I think Mother Nature got a little mixed up because supposedly there is a snow storm headed to New York tomorrow. Since we had a calm February, March decided it need to be full of weather drama. But it’s the first day of spring so even though…

Underneath the Cherry Trees

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…

Cherry Blossom Season

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Sometimes a wrong turn leads to finding unexpected things. I stumbled upon this kazan cherry tree and a few others when I took a right instead of a left out of a parking lot and was turning around to correct my mistake. Luckily I had my camera on me to capture the beauty that is…