We'd been waiting for the perfect day to visit Brooklyn Botanical Garden's famous cherry blossoms for many, many weeks. Every day for at least a month we've been repeatedly checking the Cherrywatch map on the garden's website, wondering whether it was still to early, or if we were waiting too long, if maybe we were going to miss the blossom entirely. And then came the question of whether we should wait for a sunny day, or should we put up with going even when the skies are grey? Finally, a week before the real cherry blossom festival gets underway, there was a sunny Sunday morning, and the trees were almost all marked as as being in first or peak bloom. We rushed up Flatbush Avenue to the botanical gardens to spend a couple of hours admiring their bountiful beauty, dancing under the pale pink blossoms, and basking in the cherry-dappled sunlight. I'll let the (multiple) images do the rest of the talking for me.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225