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May 04, 2015

The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

pink cherry blossoms


The pink cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey are now in full bloom! 

 

We had a weekend of gorgeous weather and they have responded beautifully in an explosion of PINK!

 
These pink ones are my favorites. They inspire me in so many ways. 
 
They bring joy and beauty to the thousands of visitors who come to see them every year.

Somehow I always think of this song when I see cherry blossoms: 


I was humming that #1 song as I visited the lovely flowering trees on Sunday:


Pink Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

Pink Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

Linking up to: 
 
Monday’s Music Moves Me @ Xmas Dolly
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

You can see more cherry blossoms here!

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The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

May 04, 2015

April 29, 2015

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park | Newark, New Jersey

cherry blossoms

The cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park have been a bit slow in blooming this year, due to the very cold and harsh winter we had.

The dark pink ones have been reluctant to bloom, but some of the others are near or getting past their peak bloom.

Hopefully, the dark pink ones will bloom soon.

These photos were taken on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
cherry blossom tree

cherry blossoms


cherry blossoms

You can read about the historic cherry blossoms trees and the history of the park here

You can see my other cherry blossom photos here.  


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Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park | Newark, New Jersey

April 29, 2015

April 20, 2015

The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

cherry blossom tree


The cherry blossom trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park are starting to bloom!

Most of the park is in Newark, but a small portion is in neighboring Belleville. They were late again this year because of the long and harsh winter. 

More cherry blossom trees are being planted to replace some old trees and also to increase the amount of cherry blossom trees in the park to over 5,000! 

That’s more than Washington, D.C.! As a matter of fact, it is the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States!

The park's design was created by the firm of Frederick Olmsted, who also designed the magnificent Central Park in New York.

This year, the cherry blossom trees are still officially in the “budding” stage, since some still only have buds and some have almost nothing to show yet. 

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As you can see, some branches have both buds and fully formed flowers on them. 

cherry blossoms
cherry blossoms

And some trees are nearing their peak bloom.

cherry blossoms
cherry blossoms

You can read about the historic cherry blossoms trees and the history of the park here

You can see my other cherry blossom photos here.  


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The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom | Newark, New Jersey

April 20, 2015

July 15, 2014

Yurts at Allaire State Park

 
Yurts at Allaire State Park

Traditional yurts used by nomads in Asia are usually made with felt or wool. Yurts have been adapted for camping in the United States. 

Only four campgrounds in New Jersey have yurts. Allaire State Park is one of them. 

These structures are made of high-tech materials. It is a circular tent built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and Plexiglas skylight. Each yurt has a lockable wood door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Cooking facilities, water and restroom facilities are usually within walking distance. This makes it a more practical alternative to a regular tent, which must be set up and taken down each day, not to mention that it is far more comfortable to sleep on a real bed, and to move around more freely. 


I wrote about this beautiful park and its historic village with its unusual chapel and Pine Creek Railroad last year. 
 
The park also includes camping facilities, including yurts.
 

Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts At Allaire State Park


To read more about Allaire State Park and its historic village, please click the link below!

Allaire State Park and Village

 

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Yurts at Allaire State Park

July 15, 2014

June 27, 2014

Cherry Blossom Pink

Cherry Blossoms


Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey  boasts over 4,000 cherry trees – more than Washington, D.C.! 

Cherry Blossom Pink

June 27, 2014

July 07, 2010

Cherry Blossoms, Newark, NJ, April 2010

Cherry Blossoms

Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, hosts the largest cherry blossom festival in the United States every April (yes, even bigger than Washington, D.C).

Cherry Blossoms, Newark, NJ, April 2010

July 07, 2010