As I remarked last week, spring has finally surged onto the urban scene, and the surge continues! While the pears have began to lose their ephemeral prime, I managed to get a few shots of them and some of the other flowering trees in the neighborhood.
Ornamental pears lining the avenues of gotham. First the flowers, like confetti suspended in air, emerge -- then the leaves.
I mentioned the forsythia some weeks ago -- often first to flower. Here's one hanging on well into April.
Crabapples (pictured) and cherries make the second wave, just commencing.
Here's one of my personal favorites. An Amelanchier -- Called the 'shadbush' hereabouts because its blooming often coincides with the migration of a fish called the shad up the Hudson river. This beauty grows some twelve feet tall in front of a house that is presently derelict. I worry what will become of it when the house is eventually refurbished.