Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

We went back to Josephine Gardens this weekend for an Easter picnic under the cherry trees, which were in full bloom this weekend.

Josephine Gardens

I was reading a plaque at the park, and apparently the park was designed by Frederick Olmstead, the same man who designed Central Park in New York City. The Yoshino cherry trees were a later edition, and they are from the same stock as the cherry trees in the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.

Here's a close up of one of the weeping cherry trees:

Weeping Cherry Blossom

The Yoshino cherry trees were planted in 1932, and have some wonderful twists and knots in the trunk, and every once in a while a new branch pops out and it looks like there are flowers growing off the trunk:

Yoshino Cherry Blossom

And another one:

Yoshino Cherry 2

The joys of trying to get three children to stand still for a picture!

Kids under cherry tree

As you can see from how we were bundled up, it was a little on the cool and breezy side - I would be shocked if it was above 50 - but it was just a glorious sunny day.

Happy Easter!


IrishGirlieKnits said...

Looks like a fabulous day!! Happy Easter!

Life's a Stitch said...

Beautiful! Still raining here.

Zonda said...

Beautiful pictures!! Looks like a great day, despite the breeze :)

Discoknits said...

Happy Easter Jo, your pictures are beautiful :0)

Bezzie said...

It's a hodgepodge park! Love those trees--ours are starting to get there but aren't quite there yet.