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Magnolias of Brooklyn

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On Saturday, April 18th, the temperature climbed to an unseasonal 80°F – erratic fluctuations are typical for April. Since I finished my homework and ate all my vegetables, I decided to take a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – a notable site of inspiration. Could that Wisteria be in bloom? Let’s cross the Williamsburg Bridge and find out…

Here is a magnificent Japanese Weeping Cherry Tree

It’s really nice being out amongst other botanical enthusiasts!

Daffodil Hill

Magnolia – Ann

Magnolia – Stellata

Hyacinth – Orientalis Blue

Magnolia – Shirazz

The Largest Flowering Magnolia I have ever seen – 8 inch diameter!

Magnolia – Star Wars

Well, that wisteria was still tightly budded, but that in itself is worth another trip out here – maybe next month. I hope you enjoyed the amazing sights of Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

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Hard to believe that you were under snow not that long ago. Beautiful blooms...and people in shorts :-) Thanks for posting.

20 Apr, 2015

 

You are welcome. We've had snow in April before so fingers crossed, :) I'm glad you enjoyed the blog.

20 Apr, 2015

 

Hi Paul ..Stunning blog ... added to GoYpedia

20 Apr, 2015

 

Amazing! I too, cannot believe that just a few weeks ago you were still experiencing snow storms...! The Magnolia's are just so beautiful - Thanks for taking us on another amazing trip without the jet lag...! ;D

20 Apr, 2015

 

Your photo's are amazing, it's almost unbelievable that there can be so much blossom on each tree! The sight of all of them together must be stupendous! Just shows what a bit of sun can do.

20 Apr, 2015

 

great pics Bathgate

20 Apr, 2015

 

My pleasure to share it with you! :)

20 Apr, 2015

 

Its a real fairlyland!

20 Apr, 2015

 

That's a wonderful sight, thankyou so much Bathgate, as long as you always do your homework first, we 'll gratefully accept all your smashing days out, lol....

20 Apr, 2015

 

LOL! you are quite welcome Linsclass! :)

20 Apr, 2015

 

Thanks Terratoonie, glad you like!!

You are welcome Tracey, April could be a crazy month in terms of weather - We had sunny summer-like weather...and on Saturday! How strange is that?!

21 Apr, 2015

 

Did you manage to stop by Junior's for some cheesecake and coffee, on the corner of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues as this old man recollects and were those great photos of the bridge taken from the East River Promenade?

22 Apr, 2015

 

Loosestrife2: Wow you are a New Yorker! Yes, me and my family has been there many times. Love the cherry cheesecake best! They really set the standard don't they? Yes, the Williamsburg is an engineering marvel.

22 Apr, 2015

 

Yes, I used to connect to the J line (NYC subway) to get to Brooklyn from where I lived in Manhatten. This train went over the Williamsburg Bridge and I always enjoyed the views from it looking over the East River during the slow ride across it. You want to know how old I am? I used to take the 3rd Ave. elevated from Manhatten to the Bronx to get to Lincoln Hospital!

23 Apr, 2015

 

I am very familiar the the J train. Elevated train on 3rd. Ave? I never heard of it. The 2nd Ave subway is under construction now. The West Side Yards, where they parked the LIRR trains is now under new development - major real estate boom in NYC right now.

23 Apr, 2015

 

I know you have never heard of it because that indicates how old I am:) The 3rd Ave Elevated was torn down in the late 70's. If left standing, it could have been turned into garden promenade which would have been the ninth wonder of the world.

25 Apr, 2015

 

Late 70's I was still riding the school bus, lol! The 4,5, & 6 trains must have replaced it. The elevated promenade would have been spectacular for sure! The decommissioned Governors Island has also been redeveloped for public use - spectacular views from there.

25 Apr, 2015

 

A bit late seeing this Paul,but what a lovely sight they all are..I notice you knew most of the names of Magnolias..I guess they are well labelled,or you have expert knowledge..Thanks for sharing these..:o)

2 May, 2015

 

Glad you looked it over Sandra. I know one or two, but you are right, they are all labelled. Many I haven't heard of.

2 May, 2015

 

Just found your page Bathgate and thank you once again for your help with mine !
That was truly awesome ! The bridge is spectacular !
You must have a lot of patience putting all of these pictures on here ! Thank you for sharing .

14 May, 2015

 

Wonderful! I'm so glad I could share this with you Rose. The Williamsburg Bridge is an understated bridge but so vital. I find it an engineering marvel. I enjoyed this project, thank you! :)

14 May, 2015

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