Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Winter Wacks Wooster Square White

Buds Blanketed, time to look at 2015's Wooster Square Blossomation!

Winter’s white on white
Our Hanami Heaven Waits
Patience turns to Joy
Bart and Cheryl’s Haiku 2015

For a winter that started off with mild temps and the hope of a more temperate one than the past few, we have hit the white jackpot!  Our "blizzard" left the measly 8 inches, but that was followed by another 8 and it just keeps coming. 

And, its so bitter cold that the snow we have doesn't melt. So it is piling up. And believe me, there isn't a lot of places to put it. We went from no snow to oh no in less than a month. But at least we are not in Boston, they got 74 inches in the same time. We are at a measly 34 inches.

However, this is precisely why one would live in state of near frozen-ness. We are from New England you see, so without this annual bone chilling event, 
how could one ever appreciate
Wooster Square’s World 
Famous Cherry Blossoms.

They are a beacon of hope on a wind blown tundra, knowing that soon our wicked white Wooster Square will be screaming pink and white cherry blossoms.

How do we get there?

We wait.
We wait for time to pass.

We wait for more daylight.
We pass the time eating cannolis and pizza
right here in Wooster Square,
home of New Haven Style Pizza
and to America’s best Pies Period People!

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog has all the latest data
following the Cherry Blossoms around the globe.
And the Cherry Blossom Festivals have begun!

In Hawaii, the Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival
already has some footage!

In partnership with the National Park Service (one of Wooster Square's Blossom Blogs
chief source of information), state that
Washington DC's Blossoms will be at peak 
March 10- April 12.

The National park service also hedges its bets to go on to say that it is nearly impossible to predict when the blossoms will peak 
(70% of trees in bloom).

Click here for all the inside scoop from the National Park Service on every cherry blossom!

So the Wooster Square Blossom Blog monitors
Washington DC's peak poppadge to see
how we can use history, photography
and a Blossom Mainframe special formula
to come up with its spot on 100% accuracy.

So before we go to Blossom school,
we can take a tour of the square in all its
winter wooster wonderland

Winter Walkway Waits

Picnics could freeze your fannies!
(It amazes me that even in the dead
of winter people get take out
and eat it on a bench or the DeLauro Table.)

Italian Consulate (former)

Snow man cheering

Imagine lots of Blossoms

Fine Feathered Feeding Frenzy
(house sparrows attack suet, until
they realize it poses no harm
and is quite tasty!)

A little spring inside

White Breasted Nuthatch

Baklava from Sweet Mary's on Court Street.

Mountains of snow have surrounded
our Historic Square...we surrender!

Bright White 

Snow sits softly on Sakura

So what does the National Park Service have
to say about when their Blossoms will peak?
Wait and see. There is a six step process until
we are in complete awe when they are at peak.

1. Green Buds
2. Florets Visible
3. Extension of Florets
4. Peduncle Elongation
    (can you say that on a blog?)
5. Puffy White
6. Peak Bloom

So we wait! 
Those cold buds won't be turning 
green anytime soon. 

This weekend is Valentine's Day!!

The temps are dropping to the single digits for the Weekend now dedicated to the one you love.

So snuggle, stay warm, and enjoy a 
candlelit dinner at home or one of
New Haven's hundreds of restaurants!

See You Round the Square!