Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pink Saturday - Pink Trees


Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York,  has approximately 7,400 trees, and  has been described by an expert from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens as the greatest collection of mature trees in New York City.


After I finished my volunteer session with the cemetery's historic fund a few weekends ago I walked around the grounds to take some photos for Pink Saturday of the glorious pink cherry and crab apple trees that were in full bloom all over the cemetery's grounds.


I'm sure by now most of the blossoms have fallen, and have been replaced by green leaves, but their beautiful pink color has been preserved by my camera lens to share here for all to see.


The blossoms were large and fluffy, like sweet cotton candy.


This Angel of Spring welcomes them!


Let's sit for a few minutes, take a deep breath and enjoy their beauty, for they come only once a year and last for such a short time. Ah......beautiful Spring!

Happy Pink Saturday!

To see more beautiful Pink Saturday posts please visit Beverly of How Sweet The Sound today!

Beverly asks us to introduce a blog that we visited on Pink Saturday last week.  I'd like to recommend Riet's Photoblog. Riet blogs from the Netherlands, where she lives with her husband of 49 years. She displays a photo or two a day of her beautiful country and family. I am always fascinated when she shows windmills, canals and Delft china which her country is famous for. Glad to know you, Riet!




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56 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

What beautiful pink trees. Pink blossoms are my favorite, and you are right, they last for such a short time. Perhaps a reminder to embrace the beauty around us before it is gone.
Karen

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!

This is a glorious pink and perfect Saturday post!

Look at all these lovely blooms! I love them close up like this - definitely like "large and fluffy sweet cotton candy"!!

Green Wood cemetary is an amazing place - I really appreciate all the information about this "hidden" gem (well I never heard of it until you opened up my eyes to it!!) and all the good works you and your husband do for this place. It really is worth preserving.

What happens to all the crabapples? There must be tons and tons of them!

Take care and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

x

Allie and Pattie said...

What a wonderful way to start my morning! Just glorious! I'm going to visit the Netherlands!
xoxo Pattie

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat.
How gorgeous and mesmerizing.
Thank you for sharing them.

Regards and have a lovely weekend.

Jenny said...

Oh Pat, what ethereal magic you have captured in these images decorated in glow pinks!

This is lovely.

The last photo just took my breath away.

Thank you for sharing this beauty.

diane said...

Unbelievably beautiful. Thank you so much for showing me this marvellous event as we do not have these trees in Brisbane. I love the pic with the tree hanging over the water.The tree has a wonderful shape and colour. It is more like a botanical garden than a cemetery.

Debbie said...

When I was a kid, I grew up in Nutley NJ...we had a big tree like that in our front yard...it was beautiful and such a fond memory. The new owners cut it down, how sad...thanks for sharing these visions of beauty!

Jojo said...

Those trees are gorgeous. Don't you wish spring with all its glory, would last a bit longer.

Thank you for introducing a new blog. If you recommend it, I'm sure it's one to add to my dashboard.

BTW - sometime this summer I'll be in NY for work and I'm hoping for time to meet up for lunch. I'll keep you posted as we schedule our trip.

Meg said...

Oh My Gosh!!!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Imagine wanting to visit a cemetery? Even a bride might like to be photographed there. Thank you for sharing that unbelievable display. Blessings Meg

Natasha said...

Wow, those trees are so pretty! I am so glad you shared these beautiful pictures. I am loving this guided tour through Brooklyn!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - These scenes are simply breathtaking. We should all be so lucky to live near the park. Your photos are fabulous.

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and bringing me to yours. I couldn't stop looking at your beautiful photographs. The "Angel of Spring" is one of my dozen or so favorites! Our older son used to live in Brooklyn so know some of the areas in your photographs.

Best,
Bonnie

Riet said...

Thank you Pat for mentioning my name on your blog. I am honoured. Now, these new pictures are breathtaking. Those blossoms are so beautiful. So sad that it can´t remain like that all year, but maybe then we wouldn´t see the beauty of it I suppose. And green of course is also a beautiful colour in nature.
Happy pink Saturday and I am happy to know you too Pat.

thestonerabbit said...

Happy Pink Sat., Pat. What a gorgeous sight! Our pink trees are gone now, but they were wonderful while they lasted!!

Hope you're enjoying this wonderful time of the year....I'm SURE you are! L, Dana

Barbara said...

2 words.....FANTASTIC PHOTOS!

Lucy said...

I love spring with all the colors of blossoms. Wish they'd stay all year. So very pretty!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh, I can't get enough of that kind of pink...your photos are lovely! Now I must go check out the pink in the Netherlands.

Linda Lou said...

I had forgotten how beautiful the spring colors are in NY-its been so long since I have been there in Springtime-it is breathtaking, and your photos are always stunning!

april o. said...

HPS! WOW those are beautiful. I would love to have a yard full.

supplies overflowing! said...

Beautiful!

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are truly magnificent. Nicely done Pat.
Have a great weekend.
: )

Sherry from Alabama said...

You get my vote for the prettiest trees shown on Pink Saturday for this week.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That cemetery is breathtaking! All the beautiful pink color everywhere and the pretty green grass. Such gorgeous pictures. I always enjoy your lovely pictures. Love & blessings from NC!

RNSANE said...

I'm not planning to be buried but this cemetery would certainly be a wonderful to have as a final resting place. What spectacular pink flowers! And it must look incredible when all the petals are covering the ground like pink snow.

I love the forays you've taken us on in this very special place.

Oliag said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...yes just one isn't enough:)...I especially love the photo with the angel statue...What a beautiful place Green-Wood cemetery is...

M. said...

Hi Pat,

thank you for sharing these beauatiful pink photos with us!
I really enjoy your blog!

Kind regards from Germany,

Marina

NYC In Photographs said...

It looks quite lovely there. This makes me want to go and explore the cemetery.

Susie Jefferson said...

Beautiful trees, beautiful blossom, and a lovely peaceful setting.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love how you photographed the trees with the tombstones and the angel! What a gorgeous contrast!
HPS!
Debbie

Sara said...

How beautiful the flowers are. I am looking forward to beginning my volunteer work at St Gaudens Historic Site...at the end of May.

Elaine said...

A fairyland of trees in pink..it's so pretty....would make a wonderful walk

Shirleyanne said...

Beautiful trees with such lovely colour! A very suitable collection of photos for May Day! Brilliant Pat!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a beautiful cemetery. The color is magnificent.

Dishesdone said...

The trees are stunning, how pretty they are in full bloom!

Off to see Riet's blog, always a treat!

Enjoy the weekend, Pat, we're having some nice days!

Bev said...

These photographs are breathtaking!
I enjoyed them so much...Thank You

Christine Witt said...

Phew...these are amazing pictures. What a beautiful job you've done photographing all of the amazing pink and green scenery.

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful photos, those trees are amazing.

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Charo

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Pat, Those are some of the prettiest pink trees I've seen in ANY blog this spring... Tremendous!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

myletterstoemily said...

a plethora of pink cherry blossoms! what
a feast for our eyes!


thank you!

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Pat what a beautiful place,, I love the flowering trees,,, I have never seen a Cemetery as pretty as this...... Happy Pink Saturday

Pink Hugs;
Alaura

Kelee said...

Hi Pat!

I love Brooklyn! You know I used to live in NYC--had a design position on Fifth Ave. Lived in the East Village!

The trees are beautiful...such a treasure in the big city!

So happy the painting got there! Enjoy!

love, kelee

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Elisa Day said...

Wonderful trees!

Tracy said...

I'm getting teary-eyed... all this pink blossom is just so beautiful...heavenly! :o) Happy Weekend, Pat ((HUGS))

Jenny said...

So pink, so springlike. I am going out into the garden right now to encourage my trees to burst into bloom.

mbkatc230 said...

Pat, these photos are stunning! What an absolutely gorgeous place this is. The shot of the tree reflecting in the water is breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful snippets of New York with us. Kathy

La Petite Gallery said...

Pat, those trees are worth painting.. Beautiful..

yvonne
Happy Derby Day.
Was it Dublin?

Melanie said...

Utterly gorgeous Pat! I am so loving the pink blossom now it's out here. Sadly though the clear blue skies are lacking. I did get one pic though when a patch of blue appeared so I was pleased.

Gorgeous pics!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Absolutely beautiful!! We have one cherry tree in our back yard and I love the carpet of petals when they fall.
♥, Susan

Madeline's Memory said...

I do believe these are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. The one with the Angel is my favorite (I completely adore angels). My husband and I would someday love to visit New York and he especially wants to see Brooklyn (being Italian I guess you would have to)
Thank you for sharing such a lovely place.
Enjoy, Dana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am back to look at these photos again! The blossoms are just gorgeous! ♥

xinex said...

This looks like a very nice place to visit. Beautiful photography!...Christine

Sara said...

Pat these trees are breathtaking! Your photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us. I fell almost as if I were there in person.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Oh, I just know that I could sit here for hours and soak in the beauty. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful reflection...a perfect Saturday in my book. The pink trees are exquisitely beautiful!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I'm always amazed at the nature photos you post. For most of us, the photos we see of New York are always concrete and pavement. Thank you for showing us the beauty of nature that DOES exist there!

Lynda said...

Well ...these are just beautiful!