Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Blooming Happenings!

News flash! The cherry trees around the old Frederick Cadillac lot on 5th & 6th, between Battery & Bell are all in bloom. Observe:

What's so special about this, besides the unarguable fact that blossoms are pretty? Well, these blooms are also fragrant. Fragrant! They smell better than everything in Belltown - except maybe the savory perfume that wafts out of the kitchen at Mama's. Otherwise, it is the best thing you could possibly smell in Belltown. Hurry over there and take a whiff. As you know, the shelf life of blossoms is limited. Do it soon. This is what they look like up close:

Remember, it's still winter. This early bloomage is like a Christmas miracle, minus family strife and Andy Williams.

2 comments:

Jim said...

This species is the lovely Mt. Fuji Cherry (Prunus shirotae). The double flowers are of the purest white and the trees are broad, flat-topped and spreading. Interesting effect with the chain-link fence.

Kevin said...

Oh, I love the trees, but that is an example of the developers destroying an existing business (Teatro ZinZanni) to build a condo project. Then the economy fell apart, and now it is just a vacant lot ugh...Oh well, at least they kept the beautiful Mt. Fuji Cherry trees! And, thankfully, Teatro ZinZanni found a beautiful new space!