Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cherry blossom in December


Prunus subhirtella "Autumnalis" makes its annual appearance on this blog - it excites people in winter and rewards prophets of apocalypse by confirming their worst fears. The Plants Are Confused. But this is one unconfused cherry. She blooms now, and will again in early spring. This tree was in the Bronx. There's also a stunning specimen in Columbus Park in Chinatown which I saw only in the middle of the night, in profuse bloom. Perhaps I'll go back, in sunshine.
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