Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrating Totally Tickled PINK, our Titillating Terrific Tetrad here at the Wooster Square Blossom Blog!

World's First Photoblogumentary advising Fellow Flower Followers on 

Historic, World Famous 

Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms!

Pink Nation turns 4 Years Old!
(Hughes Place April 26, 2011 Peak) 

Yes, the WSBB was hatched by my wife Cheryl in 2011.  The Szczarba's, Realtors (Cheryl and her Mom) have been the leading sponsors for the Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival for many years.  So...as an aside to the Cherry Blossom Festival co-chair, Charlie Murphy, Cheryl said why doesn't her husband (Me) take photos 
of the Cherry Blossoms Blooming 
everyday and post them on a blog. 

This way, people will know exactly when they peak as well as be a part of the process of experiencing spring and our Blossoms, in a new and exciting way.

April 26, 2011 Peak
(Hughes Place from above)

Now the WSBB is published about twice a month during off peak times. The Wooster Square Blossom Blog publishes almost daily from start to finish when our Sweet Square Sakura's are Blossoming. How is this possible? Anything is possible in the Wonderful World of Wooster Square. You'll also find all you need to know about World Famous New Haven Style Pizza and all 7 of the top 100 pies in the United States, 3 in the top 12, right here in New Haven Connecticut USA!


April 6, 2012 Peak

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April 6, 2012 Peak

The easiest way to follow the Blog is to sign up for email updates in the column on the right. This way you will never miss a post. I also have some of my favorite New Haven links for you to find more information. Want more? Click on some of the favorites Posts and you get an idea of how much fun you can have scrolling, smiling and laughing! Crying no doubt when our Bright Big Beautiful Blossoms go Bust! 

In case you missed the report it recap from New Haven's WTNH and some of the photographers, 




+Chris Velardi , co-anchor of Good Morning Connecticut who did this story, just had
his last day on Friday for bigger and better things.
Good luck Chris and thanks for reporting 
for 15 years at Channel 8. I wonder how many Pepe's or Sally's pies he has consumed over that time?


4-22-2013 Peak



And, as a bonus, we will hear from around the world about the spring that is going on down south and in the Northwest. Vancouver BC? Seems like it should be colder in Canada, eh?


4-22-2103 Peak

Here's the official  
Wooster Square Blossom Blog
Hanami History!

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When will they Bloom this year?
Stay tuned for all changes to
the blossom forecast and 
grab a smile or two,
they're FREE.


4-27-2014 Peak




4-27-2014 Peak



Baklava from Sweet Mary's on Court Street!
(Another Michigan State grad, as well as 
her son and daughter who help out!)


Spring Sprung inside!

Vancouver is enjoying an early spring,
and that means Cherry Blossoms!

Vancouver takes their Blossoms seriously!


Not to be outdone, Portland has it's
own Cherry Blossoms and it is
spring there too!


Washington DC's Cherry Blossoms are getting ready take the spotlight. 
The National Park Service 
predicts that theirs will peak
April 11-14.

I'll bet you I'd eat my hat if you can guess what the connection between New Haven's Cherry Blossoms  and Washington DC's Sweet Sakura's.

It was none other than a New Haven Resident's wife,
who had the Cherry Trees Planted.

Give up?

First Lady and New Haven Resident, 
Mrs. Helen Taft!



Wooster Square's Blossoms 
are scheduled to be 
peaking around April 26th.

Maybe at some point you are thinking...
all this for Cherry Blossoms?!?

Well... check out Japan!


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The Japanese invented Hanami and really
know how to do it best!

Saki + Sakura Blossoms = Hanami Happiness!

Of course, the Japanese have been
at this for thousands of years.

They even have a trending chart,
a history of blossoms for 10 years.


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If that is not enough, Japanese Botanists have located the Holy Grail of Sakura Trees.
One Tree whose descendants of this Yoshino
Cherry Tree we all admire today, still stands.

Read here in asahi about this ancient tree! Seeing is believing! 

And like last posts, there are all sorts
of companies jumping on the 
Cherry Blossom Bandwagon!

Like Lindt Chocolates!


 Lindt White Chocolate Sakura Iced Drink

so you can wash down some


Sakura flavored Macaroons

If that isn't all enough pink and white delights?

Reebok and Adidas have their own 
Cherry Blossom Sneakers!


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Here at the Wooster Square Blossom Blog,
we are counting the days!  We are still about
30 days away from any excitement here in
the Wonderful World of Wooster Square!

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Happy St. Patricks Day!!

and as always...


See you Round the Square!