Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Whole Wide World Watches as Wooster Square Waits!

Box Shots! Bart Connors Szczarba's new show at Creative Arts Workshop

Photographs from Box 4A at the New Haven Open,
capturing an instant in time when form and athletic elegance intersect

April 1 - April 22

Opening Reception: Friday April 5, 5 to 7 pm

Creative Arts Workshop 
80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT USA

The Whole World?

The Whole Cherry Blossoming World that is, watch and waiting when our beloved Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms will !POP!
We all know that last year spring was earlier than just about anyone can remember.  Our Cherry Blossoms popped here on Hughes place (where official blossom blog records are kept in a safe) on March 30th! Our Sakura trees where even 2 to 3 weeks ahead of all the other trees in the park. It was truly a spring to remember and for the record books. They lasted until April 11. White and Pink Bliss. Here is the chart for the past 4 years. 

         Peak Poppadge          Blossoms Over
2009       April 17                            April 28
2010       April 4                              April 9
2011       April 20                            April 30
2012       March 30                          April 11

This year, Cheryl thinks they will follow what seems to be early, later, early. So her Blossomy Prediction is that they will pop here on Hughes Place on April 10, 2013. What does the Blossom Blogger think?  Why don't we take a trip around the Square and New Haven while I build the excitement (or pressure).

Hughes Place March 5, 2013
(buds are just warming)

Still some snow piles...

Wooster Square Blossoms still tucked in...

 St. Michael's Glued to Cherry Blossoms and Rome

Welcoming, Warm, Wooster Square and benches to eat pizza!

There are times when one has to leave the Square for essentials, or as in my case, a trip to New Haven Fitness. I took theses shots in and around the Square. Spring is near my Blossom Buddies!!!

Curious invasion or pretty flowers!

Ridiculously photogenic toy poodle Chyna on the side of the Comcast Building at Chapel and Olive Streets.

Rock Star blind Italian Greyhound Zippy

Kudos to all the hard work that Andy Ross does for the downtown and Wooster Square. He is responsible for getting these photos to beautify the area and point to our new dog park. Thanks Andy!

Court Street, Wooster Square, USA

38 more reasons to love the 
Wooster Square Blossom Blog!

Road Runners Beware!!

New Haven is THE City for Arts and Entertainment
(9 more reasons..

State Street, that Great Street

Windows Watching Wooster Square

New Haven Knights Shining Brightly!

Don't fence in Art!
High School in the Community


60 Miles to NYC
(why live anywhere but Wooster Square?)

Thaw out and get ready for Cherry Blossoms!

Future Daffodils

Fuzzy Buds Bring Big Flowers

Little Flowers, Big Message: SPRING!

Christopher checking his mini iworld to predict this years Blossoms
(he doesn't say much)

Snow is melting...

the crowds are gathering...

coming out from everywhere

Make tracks for Wooster Square!

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog is blessed by the Historic Wooster Square Association which is also putting on the Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival, April 14, 2013 Noon to 5pm! 

Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival

The excitement and tension must be at a maximum about the Blossom Bloggers Prediction of when they Pop (I do have a distinct advantage as I decide when they Pop!, Peak Poppadge! and when they are over) Nonetheless............

   April 10, 2013
(Usually, even in Blossom Prediction, your wife is usually right)

That is just 4 days before our great Festival. Save the date, follow the blog but don't miss this years World Famous Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms.

Also, come down to Creative Arts Workshop to see some great photos I took literally from the seat of my pants at the New Haven Open from our Box in seat 4A the last two years (it has only been the New Haven Open for the last two years).

You are personally invited to stop by the opening on April 5th from 5-7. I would love to meet all of you!

Thanks for coming
The Excitement is Building 
See you Round the Square!

...last years time lapse still to come!